It would probably take out (1) of the 300 year old oaks...
Originally Posted by HENRICO HOKIE
The athletic dept. is evidently looking at the woods between Lane and the Center Street area as a potential site for a new
indoor practice facility for Football. There are some 300+ year old oaks and other large trees in this tract. If you look at an aerial of the VT Campus and Blacksburg it is one of the last sizeable patches of woods. A classic stand-off between development and conservation. I don't think the "Save Stadium Woods" crowd is anti-football/athletics...they just do not want those woods taken out.
It isnt like every 300 year old oak would come down or even most. Another example of the media (Roanoke Times) reporting one side of the story. If it was a good number of the 300 year old white oaks, I would be on the side of saving them, but I think to get all bent out of shape over (1) tree is verging on the side of tree-huggin. All my opinions.
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