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Remember, We're A Tree City USA


April 19, 2018

When I moved here more than two decades ago, one thing that attracted me was that Brevard had been named a Tree City USA, a designation that has been the case for the past 37 years.

But as I look around now, I see that day by day Brevard is becoming less of a Tree City. I see lots being cleared, mostly for housing. (Supposedly cutting down every tree, no matter what the cost, makes it easier to build.) Then they plant a 10-foot tree that will take 20 years to grow into a nice size tree for the homeowners to enjoy — 30 years for maximum height.

Recently near downtown I saw a beautiful,...

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