These figures are higher than those reported in the Galveston Daily News. To move the tree or to re-route Louisiana were estimated at about $250,000 - $270,000 (IIRC). Still costly, to be sure. Nevertheless, after Galveston’s loss of so many gorgeous oaks as a result of Ike, I can’t bear to lose another majestic tree.
I’m all for their planting a bunch of new trees if they want. And I’ll be happy for the generations around at that time to enjoy them. But I won’t be one of them, so I’m not willing to give up this tree.
I think they could find a creative way to raise the funds to re-route Louisiana (my preference). SAVE THE TREE!
If people are of similar mind, then why don’t they hold a fund raiser for the cost instead of burdening tax payers for it? There is nothing wrong with your position, but the tax payers shouldn’t have to pay for things like this.
People are born and have a life and then they die.
Trees sprout and grow and then they die.
I really just don’t get all of this sentimentalism over a single tree.
The woods is slap full of ‘em.