Water quality project requires tree removal

 

Water quality project requires tree removal

 

Date: July 31, 2013
by: Alex Mahadevan | Digital Content Producer

 
 

 

Sometimes the environment itself stands in the way of environmental improvements.

Spectrum Underground, a Sarasota County contractor, recently discovered two laurel oak trees, one live oak tree and a cabbage palm south of Morrill Street that must be removed as part of the Hudson Bayou water quality improvements, according Project Manager Paul Semenec. The trees, which sit on the east end of a county parking lot, were not originally slated for removal.

The contractor has applied for a tree permit from the city of Sarasota to continue the $1.4 million project, which is intended to aid filtration of polluted runoff that flows into Hudson Bayou, and will be required to replace the trees following completion.

The trees should be removed some time in the next two weeks, Semenec said.

Contact Alex Mahadevan at alex@yourobserver.com.

 

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Currently 2 Responses

  • 1.
  • Though Live Oaks are a treasure, but it is time we take serious measures to clean up the Hudson Bayou, Sarasota Bay and install the infrastructure that removes the pollutants from our urban development before it reaches our also treasured waterways. The over all result will be better for our environment, economy and residents.
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  • Stephen Long
    Wed 31st Jul 2013
    at 11:10am
  • 2.
  • Though Live Oaks are a treasure, it is time we take serious measures to clean up the Hudson Bayou, Sarasota Bay and install the infrastructure that removes the pollutants from our urban development before it reaches our also treasured waterways. The over all result will be better for our environment, economy and residents.
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  • Stephen Long
    Wed 31st Jul 2013
    at 10:19am
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