July 18, 2018

Thoughtful, Responsible Homeowners Should Be Careful When Planting Trees on Property Borders

To the Editor:

I read with interest your article concerning maple trees planted many years ago bordering Ms. Chernaya’s property and that of RB Homes on Hawthorne Avenue [“Threat to Trees on Hawthorne Avenue Is Finally Addressed,” July 4, page one].

I agree that we should do all we can to protect and take care of our beautiful old trees. For that same reason, thoughtful and responsible homeowners these days should be careful when planting trees on their property borders, that they think of their neighbors and not plant trees with aggressive root systems that could damage property foundations, driveways, etc., and take care of their trees to prevent any such damage.

Alma Williams

Wheatsheaf Lane