tree ordinance

Moratorium on tree removal (for wine grapes) needed in Sonoma county NOW!

It’s time for a better economic model that provides better paying jobs, doesn’t poison the air/land/soil and doesn’t damage the environment. Pictures from the Laguna de Santa Rosa area (our county’s life line for water) where once again, clear cutting of our slow growing and keystone species oaks (over 100 dependent species on the oaks) …

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Moratorium on tree removal needed in Sonoma county NOW!

Pictures from the Laguna de Santa Rosa area (our county’s life line for water) where once again, clear cutting of our slow growing and keystone species oaks (over 100 dependent species on the oaks) are being killed for more winegrapes in the middle of a grape glut, plummeting wine sales, megadrought, economic downturn and possible …

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Ireland Will Plant 440 Million Trees By 2040 To Combat Climate Change

Sonoma County residents have been waiting for 5 years for the supervisors to protect our trees from rampant destruction for vineyard growth. “Scientists have long touted the carbon-capturing abilities of trees. A study released in July found one of the most affordable ways to combat rampant greenhouse gas emissions — the prime driver of climate …

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Napa, Giving Voice to the Environment: A New Watershed Initiative

Napa says yes we can while Sonoma County supervisors kick the can down the road ……”We celebrate this initiative, which is about water security. The new initiative closes two major loopholes in the Water Quality and Tree Protection Ordinance of 2019 passed by the Board of Supervisors last April: forest removal mitigation on steep slopes already …

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Dear Supervisors, stop kicking the can down the road. We need a tree ordinance now

“With this letter, I am wondering, as my representatives, who do you support? Do you support companies looking to exploit the landscapes, we all know as home, to generate short-term profits for private interests? Or do you support me, and my generation, as we walk forward into a world of unprecedented environmental pressure — pressure …

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Dear Supervisors: Mission of Regeneration or Irresponsible Land Management?

Update: At the supervisors retreat the tree ordinance was “kicked down the road” to 2021. “With this letter, I am wondering, as my representatives, who do you support? Do you support companies looking to exploit the landscapes, we all know as home, to generate short-term profits for private interests? Or do you support me, and …

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