One mans battle to save Courthouse trees continues in Burgaw

first_img “I like the trees. I think that it’s something that should be left alone,” said Shannon Thompson who came to the meeting to support Mr. Westbrook. “Or the ones that are dead need to be cut and replaced with something else, another tree.”The county went through a review of the trees with the local Agriculture Extension office.“The only thing I asked them to do today is for the rest of the courthouse square and really anywhere that they own, get a second opinion even if it’s from their own consultant,” said Westrbook, “And to make sure that these trees are really dying before they cut them down.”Related Article: Summer on the Square returns to BurgawCounty commissioners are keeping ten trees on the square. County staff saying the removal was needed for safety of those who work and visit the courthouse.Westbrook says if no action is taken by the commission, he will still continue his effort to preserve the trees. The open space after crews removed an Oak tree from the Courthouse square (Andrew James/WWAY) BURGAW, NC (WWAY) –  Work is underway to clear several old trees around the Pender County courthouse square in Burgaw. One local businessman wants commissioners to stall the work.John Westbrook spoke again before county commissioners asking them to save several of the nearly 20 trees slated to be cut down around the courthouse. The commission approved the work back in the spring,but made sure not to begin it until after the Blueberry Festival.John Westbrook speaking before the Pender County Commission (Andrew James/WWAY)- Advertisement – last_img

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