Neighbors at odds with district over Oak Knoll School plans
Original post made on Apr 17, 2008
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on Apr 17, 2008 at 10:52 pm
I think that it's outrageous to even think of cutting down up to eight 300-year-old trees in order to make "minimal improvements". This is truly a case of paving paradise and putting up a parking lot. Doe anyone think of the complications of the lost shade, lost roots, and lost play area for the kids? I grew up as an Oak Knoll student, and the memories of playing or sitting in the shade of a giant oak are countless.
on Apr 30, 2008 at 11:16 am
The true neighbor alternate plan we just saw is fiscally, environmentally and operationally superior to the current plan.
It saves the heritage oak and front playfield, reduces paved surfaces and is less of an impact on immediate residences.
Plus, it's more kid friendly.
While some may think the district "owns" the land, we should all appreciate our stewardship of this special place for future generations of all area children. It's not just about selfish neighbors, but neighbors who daily hear the sound of happy children at play under the great oak.