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Save Amherst's Mighty Oak Tree
  • Petitioned Amherst Public Shade Tree Committee & Amherst Tree Warden

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Amherst Public Shade Tree Committee & Amherst Tree Warden
Amherst Selectboard

Save Amherst's Mighty Oak Tree

    1. Larry Kelley
    2. Petition by

      Larry Kelley

      Amherst, MA

This tree is a beautiful part of the downtown landscape, standing proud for 113 years. It does not have to die.

http://onlyintherepublicofamherst.blogspot.com/2013/04/sophies-choice.html

To:
Amherst Public Shade Tree Committee & Amherst Tree Warden
Amherst Selectboard
Protect the 113 year old healthy pin oak tree on Kellogg Avenue, Amherst

Sincerely,
[Your name]

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Reached 100 signatures
    2. Good News

      Larry Kelley
      Petition Organizer

      Tonight the Amherst Public Shade Tree Committee voted unanimously to recommend denying the petition of the Church to remove the ancient oak. And the Tree Warden agreed.
      http://onlyintherepublicofamherst.blogspot.com/2013/04/mighty-oak-survives-for-now.html

      Only in The Republic of Amherst: Mighty Oak Survives (For Now)

      Oak Tree lined Kellogg Avenue After an a hour of discussion and a unanimous "advisory" vote of the Amherst Public Shade Tree Committee to deny the Unitarian Universalist Society Church petition to remove the 36" wide majestic pin oak on Kellogg Avenue, Tree Warden Alan Snow agreed the healthy towering tree should not come down.

    3. Today is D-Day!

      Larry Kelley
      Petition Organizer

      Today at 4:00 PM in the Town Room, Town Hall -- Amherst's seat of government -- the life or death Public Hearing will commence to decide the fate of this majestic tree.

      I will be printing out this petition to hand deliver it to the Amherst Public Shade Tree Committee and Tree Warden Alan Snow. Please consider contacting just one friend to sign by that hour so we can break 100 signatures.

    4. Reached 50 signatures
    5. We're on our way!

      Larry Kelley
      Petition Organizer

      Off to a good start with 25 supporters from all over the country (and world) but we need a substantial showing by Tuesday April 16, when I will print out this petition and hand deliver to Amherst Public Shade Tree Committee at the public hearing. Please ask your friends to come to the rescue of this majestic tree.

    6. Reached 25 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Jake Price PHOENIX, AZ
      • 11 months ago

      Church dont rip down a magnificent tree it is beautiful and instead perhaps incorporate it

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    • Paula Chadis AMHERST, MA
      • about 1 year ago

      It would be a shame to loose such an old and much revered tree.

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    • Susan McGinn AMHERST, MA
      • about 1 year ago

      Others have already said it more eloquently than I; we need to save any & all of the healthy old trees in town that we can. This is my home town; I want to protect it's beauty.

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    • Bart Bouricius AMHERST, MA
      • about 1 year ago

      I find it disturbing that man made artifacts seem to be always given more priority than trees or nature. I have admired these trees for years and actually value them more than the stained glass in the church I have attended and which my parents attended. Possibly we can have both stained glass and trees?

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    • Shelley Svoboda AMHERST, MA
      • about 1 year ago

      My family moved to Amherst in 1960. The pin oak trees along Kellogg Avenue shaded my walk to and from Kellogg East, Kellogg West, the Intermediate School, and the (old) Junior High schools. They are a part of my history, as well as 113 year participants in the life of Amherst, providing shade and oxygen to its mobile residents.

      I understand the Unitarian Universal Church congregation's need to expand its building, but I urge that that expansion incorporate saving this tree. I urge Mr. Snow to stand against this tree being cut. The town needs its surviving downtown trees.

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