Apr 20, 2010
"Barrow said the problems posed by the plant were amplified when a buffer of mature trees between Quarry Road and the neighborhood was removed to make way for a proposed new road through the area."
All I can think is, when Mac Construction and Excavating is run out of Jeff, will the city of NA offer them our Linden Meadows or CCE. inc. sites? Pre-stripped of all life, pre-polluted, free waste disposal services from NAMU, if they promise to use tons of it.
Apr 14, 2010
Accolade® Elm purchased at Walnut Ridge Nursery April 2008. It doubled in size the first year and we suppose this year as well. What a fine tree! This cultivar was developed at the Morton Arboretum in Chicago to be resistant to Dutch Elm disease. New Albany, like most America cities 100 years ago, was heavily planted in Elm, considered the quintessential American urban tree then. Not only is it's towering vase shape appropriate for cities, but it is very LOW POLLEN. When we replace the hardwood canopy that used to keep the ground cool here, even in summer, we'll want lots of Elms. Oh, one last thing. This particular tree cost me $125 and it was small enough I planted it myself! Check out the newspaper clipping below to get an idea of what our tree will look like in 200 years.
101-year-old man has cared for sick ‘friend’ for more than half a century
Apr 3, 2010
This is a follow-up, I think, to earlier stories about possible redevelopment deals the city administration is promoting. It's hard to tell when the only people interviewed for the article work for the local gov't body that wants to do the deals. It could be just another Mayoral "press release" as transcribed by the "newspaper". Other than the city and the commercial interests involved, there is no community reaction reported. Just like it's always been, the only parties involved in deal-making are the mayor's office and his friends with commercial interests.
I hope someday New Albany becomes a town for residents too, not just the commercial interests and their friends.