Skip to comments.Albemarle Road church fined $100 per branch for excessive tree pruning
Posted on 05/28/2011 11:29:56 AM PDT by barmag25
Every two to three years, Eddie Sales trims and prunes the crape myrtles at his church, Albemarle Road Presbyterian Church.
But this year, the city of Charlotte cited the church for improperly pruning its trees.
"We always keep our trees trimmed back because you don't want to worry about them hanging down in the way," said Sales, a church member.
The church was fined $100 per branch cut for excessive pruning, bringing the violation to $4,000.
"I just couldn't believe it when I heard about it," Sales said. "We trim our trees back every three years all over our property, and this is the first time we have been fined."
Read more: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2011/05/28/2333197/church-fined-for-improper-tree.html#ixzz1Nfkq048B
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These people levying the fines are the same Environmental types who know nothing about trees or rivers. Here in Mtns they put beavers in areas where none ever existed, and fell trees into creeks at natural parks, so children can’t float down streams. They are kooks raised in city, with no common sense!
Some mathematicians could be in deep trouble.
Some folks will not be happy until there is a law governing every activity of man. We’re almost there.
the left likes to say there is a separation of church and state
so why should the church bother to pay such a fine?
they exist outside the system
City of Charlotte is revenuing with tree pruning. I’d bet they are revenuing with outrageous traffic ticketing as well.
It’s get a lawyer time.
Ruling by creating laws to make innocent people guilty of something.
My friend you are a bit naive. That money does not go to save the endangered salmon or anything of sort, it goes into a general fund, or to fund their salaries and pensions.
“He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harass our people and eat out their substance.”
Anybody who doesn’t think that all this political correctness and environmentalism isn’t tearing a nation to shreds is just not mentally or morally awake.
Hey, they have Kyle Busch up in those parts. Kyle alone should sustain the speeding revenue. (168 mph in a 45 mph zone).
Yep. Charlotte Police tend to pull over anything that moves in search for an excuse to ticket you.
It looks like they trimmed those trees within an inch of their lives.
I used to drive past a house where they did the same thing. They basically cut all the way to the trunk and then these itty bitty branches grow. This is mutilation and wasteful. This last year the trees finally gave up and died.
Get an arborist to trim your trees.
Charlotte used to be a pretty darn good place to go to when attending the races.
Then the Yankees moved down there and trashed the place.
The church owns the trees. Why don’t you just mind your own f’n business?
Part of the ultra-liberal homosexual ordaining PCUSA. Slowly declining membership (365 members) Average worship attendance 194 (and a much sharper decline than for membership), Annual giving $486,384. All numbers are latest available for 2009.
Who gives a s***? They're trees.
Your sentimental post sounds more like they were painfully cutting limbs from a family member, as opposed to something made of freaking WOOD.
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