Period Construction LLC and Edward Goerig: Do NOT cut 100+ year old American Sycamore tree at 2228 Oxford St.

Period Construction LLC and Edward Goerig: Do NOT cut 100+ year old American Sycamore tree at 2228 Oxford St.

    1. ML Wilt
    2. Petition by

      ML Wilt

      Houston, TX

UPDATE!  this tree was cut down!  Edward Goerig refused to come to the site or to discuss the demise of this HISTORIC tree.  Please also sign our new petition to the City of Houston and City Council for an Historic Tree Protection Ordinance:  

http://www.change.org/petitions/city-of-houston-houston-heights-requests-an-historic-tree-protection-ordinance

 

Please help us to save the 100+ year old American Sycamore tree at 2228 Oxford St., Houston, TX 77008. It is in danger of being cut down!

This beautiful American Sycamore is listed on the Harris County Tree Registry on  page 39:

http://treesforhouston.org/assets/files/HarrisCountyTreeRegistry2011.pdf

This beautiful tree measures more than 149 inches in circumference, four feet in diameter and is more than 106 feet high. It is a treasure to the Sunset Heights community. A certified arborist has examined the tree and has determined that it is in good health.

Last year Period Construction LLC purchased the lot where the tree stands. Unbeknownst to the community, it was scheduled to be felled Friday June 14, 2013. A concerned citizen delayed its destruction.

Let’s show Period Construction LLC and its owner Edward Goerig how much the community loves this tree. We can’t just replace a beauty like this!

Help us make Edward Goerig a HERO in our community by preserving this tree!

Let’s be like the LORAX and “speak for the trees”!

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Do NOT cut 100+ year old American Sycamore tree at 2228 Oxford St.

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    • Heather Bause HOUSTON, TX
      • over 1 year ago

      Shame on those developers! One of the reasons everyone "wants to live in the Heights" is because of the trees, aesthetic and neighborhood feel long ago established.

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    • jimi hendrix HOUSTON, TX
      • over 1 year ago

      This tree is older than any of us. Sawing it down would be killing a little part of the integrity that makes the Heights special. The Heights does not need to turn into midtown.

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    • Jay Crossley HOUSTON, TX
      • over 1 year ago

      Every year, the Houston region is losing more trees than we have ever planted due to sprawl development. While infill development will be beneficial to the overall tree situation, we need to respect our existing large old trees in the urban areas, as long as it doesn't hinder density and infill.

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    • Megan Ullman HOUSTON, TX
      • over 1 year ago

      The Heights area is one of the few historic areas left in Houston and we ALL need to nurture its unique heritage. A good architecht should be able to work with an existing tree; please don't help make our neighborhood a cookie cutter development! We value this tree's old and sturdy beauty, which cannot be replaced.

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    • Aimee McCrory HOUSTON, TX
      • over 1 year ago

      Trees provide shade and drainage and beauty and are part of out ecology!

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