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Saturday, July 5, 2014, 9:00 p.m.

Regarding the news story “Timber! Trees might go in South Greensburg park” , some truth about the South Greensburg park: First of all, this is a logging contract. The trees marked for cutting are all good trees — not one safety hazard. The average diameter is 24 inches and the veneer logs of white oak and hickory are going to produce 50,000 board feet and, at current market, are worth $20,000. So South Greensburg's council is being undersold.

This is a very safe and sound 80-year forest that no one will ever see again!

P.S. Just how serious are those acorn complaints?

William Paxton


The writer is a landscape architect and consultant forester.



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