City of Madison, WI and City Forestry Department: Stop the removal of mature fruit trees in the at 1817 Lyndale.
  • Petitioned City of Madison, WI and City Forestry Department

This petition was delivered to:

City of Madison, WI and City Forestry Department

City of Madison, WI and City Forestry Department: Stop the removal of mature fruit trees in the at 1817 Lyndale.

    1. Kate Heiber-Cobb
    2. Petition by

      Kate Heiber-Cobb

      Monona, WI

The city of Madison, WI has declared our Meadowood Neighborhood as a food desert. An individual at 1817 Lynndale has healthy fruit trees providing fruit for his family and the neighborhood. Why would the city remove these trees which provide basket upon basket of free fruit for the neighborhood? The ordinance prohibiting fruit trees on the terraces seems to be in complete opposition of the struggle for food accessibility and and security in the city. We believe that the ordinance must be changes; but until then, we would like the trees at 1817 Lyndale to be given a reprieve from removal as these issues are addressed on a larger scale. This petition is the beginning of asking this issue to be addressed.

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Reached 500 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Christina McKay NORTH RIDGEVILLE, OH
      • over 1 year ago

      There is no good reason what-so-ever that these trees should be destroyed. Mature fruit trees should be treasured--save these trees that feed so many and add richness to our enviornment!

      REPORT THIS COMMENT:
    • Tara Barnes EVERETT, WA
      • over 1 year ago

      Growing your own food is not only a basic right, it should be a priority for every community as we boom in population and our resources shrink.

      REPORT THIS COMMENT:
    • julie peterson-conrad MADISON, WI
      • almost 2 years ago

      Its food. Trim the branches. Its silly to be having this discussion. I would agree if someones health was at stake. Plant more trees and gardens in all the terraces. I am sure you would find neighborhood support to maintain and cultivate the gardens.

      REPORT THIS COMMENT:
    • Phil Braudaway-Bauman ARLINGTON, MA
      • almost 2 years ago

      C'mon Madison! Fresh fruit in the city right next to residents' homes? You should be promoting this on your tourism site as something that makes Madison special and worth visiting, not trying to remove them from the neighborhood.

      REPORT THIS COMMENT:
    • Steph Armstead MADISON, WI
      • almost 2 years ago

      I want the removal of these trees to be stopped because the food accessibility and security they provide for the neighborhood is more important.

      REPORT THIS COMMENT:

    Develop your own tools to win.

    Use the Change.org API to develop your own organizing tools. Find out how to get started.