Do what’s right for the trees

To the editor:

I want to thank the Rev. Nancy Roth for her article in the Oberlin News-Tribune last week titled “Who speaks for the trees?” I certainly do but we need more concerned residents who will demand more out of their elected and appointed representatives so we can save as many trees as we can, including along the Ramsey right-of-way.

But first a few corrections to the article. Oberlin is the entity that provides electrical service to Wal-Mart, not Lorain-Medina Rural Electric. Also, the year-round lake that was created in 2008 at Wetland A is easily four to five times larger than was stated in the article.

Reality is that the city continues to drag its feet and the trees that are drowned by the large lake are gradually dying, threatening the adjacent electrical wires. I will do all I can to support this new Lorax Committee to help bring attention to the plight of these trees and hopefully save as many as we can. For some it’s too late and this is regrettable, especially since Oberlin enjoys a Tree City USA status. Hard to believe.

I hope there is a good turnout at (Thursday’s) meeting at the library.

Bert Latran Jr.