Reader’s letter: Mature trees obstructing the river view

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Yes, I love nature – plants, trees, animals – and I delight in its beauty.

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But I don’t appreciate losing sight of our city’s beautiful natural wonder – the Detroit River.

Annually the city has been adding fast growing riverfront maple trees that I think are seriously blocking the view and its happenings: the pleasure boats, the lake freighters, the tour boats, the sailboats and the sights that we have. in front of us in Michigan.

I think our riverfront parks are lovely, except for too many tall trees that have started to obstruct this view. I am afraid that those who enjoy visiting our boardwalk and thousands of people who live along the river are losing sight of it.

In some places, in my opinion, there has been little foresight when planting the young trees, their rapid growth and longevity.

For many of us, the views of our Fountain of Peace have been blocked by a large maple tree. Nothing of appreciable height should be near the source to the road.

The beautiful design in Reaume Park is now being invaded with the planting of even more trees.

Hope that stops. Replant these same saplings away from our great Detroit River. Please save our oceanfront view.

Donna J. Wright, Windsor

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