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By Jessica Bieker

Who will pay?


To the Editor:

A line from the cult classic movie Clear Cut reads, “Someone has to pay,” in reference to a corporation cutting down old growth.

Today I drove down West Allyn to take a peek at lilac bushes in a yard I planted years ago when I lived on that street. What I saw were beautiful, old growth trees laying in the dirt up and down the street. My heart broke.

My grand children and great grand children will never climb them, sit under them for shade while selling lemonade, see new nests built each year by mama birds, or hear the leaves swishing in the wind.

So, who pays? Future generations of children that will only hear stories of how there used to be huge, beautiful trees on Wes...

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