Does the City of Spokane hate big trees? That’s what the Spokane Preservation Advocates thinks. They say Spokane city policies are encouraging small trees along city streets at the expense of big ones.

City officials argue they’re trying to solve problems created by large trees in small spaces, not forgoing large trees altogether.

Now, an ‘urban forestry expert’ from Utah has been invited to speak on the subject. Here’s the story from the Spokesman-Review.

I can see both sides of this debate, and have several times here locally. Everyone loves big trees and the environment they create, but can we justify spending thousands, even millions, of dollars to re-construct a street, only to have tree roots destroy sections of it just a few years later? Touchy subject I know, but what are your thoughts?

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