LETTER: Will Vashon become a treeless wasteland?

Three years ago I moved from Berkeley, California to Vashon Island. In Berkeley, I lived on San Pablo Avenue near the border of Oakland. That street goes for miles through Oakland, Berkeley, El Cerrito, Richmond, San Pablo, etc.

These are miles of treeless desolation. Trees are inconvenient to businesses. They invade side walks and underground pipes and litter the roadways. So little by little trees are cut down.

I mourn the two mighty evergreens that were recently cut down on the east side of the Thriftway complex in Vashon. Will Vashon become a San Pablo Avenue wasteland?

— Lawrence Dean

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