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By Sarah Tebbs
Portland, Oregon 

Trees to disappear from cemetery

 


To the Editor:

It has come to my attention that there are plans to cut down every single tree in Goldendale’s Mountain View (IOOF) Cemetery. Many citizens of the area are concerned about this issue.

In my eyes the removal of trees is uncalled for. The early residents who chose to be buried there wanted to be buried under those beautiful trees that have been there for many years. I understand that in the stormy months, some limbs have fallen and damaged some head stones that will have to be fixed. When workers start cutting down the trees, there are going to be many more of the upright stones knocked over, broken, or damaged.

I do not want to see this happen, for I have many family memb...



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