Billbords and clearcutting in Wisconsin

JStrickland jdoe at ez2.net
Wed Jul 18 17:29:58 EST 2001


I think we should clearcut the billboards and leave the trees alone.




"John Paul Sanborn" <sanborns-trees at wi.rr.com> wrote in message news:3B51FE62.8D9DB15F at wi.rr.com...
> Billboards and clearcuting in wisconsin
>
> From Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:
>
> A bill in committee will allow billboard companies to remove all trees
> within 700 ft of  a billboard to give 6 seconds of unobstructed view.
>
> Prior legislation allowed 300-500 ft of clearance after review by
> WisDoT, and  receiving a permit. No permit will be needed with the
> language in the new budget bill.
>
> The language can be interpreted as outdoor media companies being able to
> clearcut public land without any oversite, this can include municipal
> street trees too,  buckthorn scrub or a "300 year old oak".
>
> The article quotes DOT attorney John Sobotik as saying that fines for
> exceeding the limits would be in the neighborhood of $25 per tree.
>
> http://www.jsonline.com/news/State/...ll15071401a.asp
>
>
> --
>
> John Paul Sanborn
> Staff Arborist
> Milwaukee Country Club
>
> Freelance Climber
>
>
> International Society of Arboriculture, Life Member
> Wisconsin Arborist Association
>
>





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