What is happening in this city? Like Bonnie Oriel (letters to the editor 10-19-09) and Renee St. Aubin (10-26-09), I also witnessed contractors chopping down mature trees but my experience was on the west side of the South Boulder Creek trail a month ago. Twenty large trees are now gone.
I contacted Open Space and Mountain Parks and was told that they removed Russian olives. Most were not Russian olives, a fact which I was able to document. I was then informed by OSMP that, if they were to do it over, they would not be “so aggressive.”
Also in southeast Boulder, an entire field of native wildlife has now been evicted or killed so that a fourth parking lot can be connected to the new Astroturf soccer fields that are going in at the East Boulder Community Center.
Who are these people so eager to chop and bulldoze and trample upon the open spaces we taxpayers financed?