Toll Brothers Says Re-Treeing the Ridge is Unfeasible

Jul 23rd, 2012 | By | Category: Featured Story

In a Letter to Planning and Zoning Toll Brothers said Re-Storing the view shed on the north west corner of its development will not work because of the topography of the area

The view from atop the ridge sans trees.

The view from atop the ridge sans trees. “That land was undeveloped for good reason,” Walters told the Patch. “If they can put (more than 200) condo units up there, I have no doubt in my mind that they could plant a few dozen trees and have them survive.”

In a letter to Bethel’s Planning and Zoning Commission last week, Toll Brothers said it would be unfeasible to plant trees along an exposed area of ridgeline at the north west corner of the Summit development.

The issue was brought up after Bethel resident Brian Walters started a petition for Toll Brothers to re-tree the ridge. Walters, who lives about a mile as the crow flies from the development on Great Hill Drive, said that the company has been cutting trees on the ridge over the past few years which has ruined his view of Shelter Rock Mountain six months out of the year.

via Toll Brothers Says Re-Treeing the Ridge is Unfeasible – Bethel, CT Patch.

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One Comment to “Toll Brothers Says Re-Treeing the Ridge is Unfeasible”

  1. Brian says:

    Chris,

    Thanks for posting this up. I haven’t given up hope that sooner or later trees will be replanted on this site. There must be a state wide ban on these kind of construction practices. Clear cutting and mining at this scale only hurt the landscape. We must do everything in our powers to protect the land and keep our state beautiful. Making our state into a giant bedroom community at the expense of the land isn’t right !

    Please sign the “Re Tree” the ridge petition

    http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/re-tree-the-ridge/

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