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Protect Eugene’s Trees: Voice your Objection

January 9 • 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Free
Voice your objection – you have a right to speak at the public hearing on January 9th! 
On January 9th at 5pm in the Sloat Room at the Atrium Building is our chance as the public to object to the proposed destruction of a beautiful 12-acre de facto public park with an historic Filbert orchard, old growth trees, and varied habitat on Country Club Road. Prevent the replacement of our community’s precious 12-acre greenspace with ugly, flat-topped buildings and concrete parking lots, bringing in much more traffic to an already congested neighborhood.We can make a strong case against it on grounds of tree protection under codes 9.8090 and 9.8440 as they are also outrageously planning to destroy all but 2 trees on the 12.09-acre mass of land! Not to mention objection on aesthetic grounds, the special exemption requested for the west parking lot entrance (Why should they be granted special treatment? Should we really forfeit our right to cap traffic?), and unreasonable habitat destruction! THESE ARE CODE-RELEVANT GROUNDS TO OBJECT.

Should we fail to preserve the park permanently, we should strive in the very least to hold out for a business that is more congruent with our community’s values and will make reasonable compromises. For more information on the company that is threatening to destroy this area, please see Google reviews for Marquis Springfield Post Acute Rehab.

CAN A TREE CHANGE THE WORLD?

If everyone saved their trees the world would most definitely be a better place. It can be quite obvious a tree is not easily replaced. Trees provide protection from the elements, improved cooling in the summer and warming in the winter. Best of all trees offer a beautification of your property no stone wall, new planted tree, or bushes can accomplish. Towering upwards of 40, 50 or even 100 ft in the air a mature tree is an absolute worth saving endeavor.

You may not realize it but one tree can do more than make your property or increase value. A mature tree can be around for generations and do some pretty amazing things for our world.

TREES CLEAN THE AIR

Trees absorb odors and pollutant gases (nitrogen oxides, ammonia, sulfur dioxide and ozone) and filter particulates out of the air by trapping them on their leaves and bark.

In one year an acre of mature trees can provide enough oxygen for 18 people.

TREES SAVE WATER

Shade from trees slows water evaporation from thirsty lawns. Most newly planted trees need only fifteen gallons of water a week. As trees transpire, they increase atmospheric moisture.

TREES SHIELD CHILDREN FROM ULTRA-VIOLET RAYS

Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States. Trees reduce UV-B exposure by about 50 percent, thus providing protection to children on school campuses and playgrounds – where children spend hours outdoors.

TREES HEAL

Studies have shown that patients with views of trees out their windows heal faster and with less complications. Children with ADHD show fewer symptoms when they have access to nature.

TREES REDUCE VIOLENCE

Neighborhoods and homes that are barren have shown to have a greater incidence of violence in and out of the home than their greener counterparts. Trees and landscaping help to reduce the level of fear.

TREES BLOCK NOISE

Trees muffle sound from nearby streets and freeways, and create an eye-soothing canopy of green. Trees absorb dust and wind and reduce glare.

TREES INCREASE BUSINESS TRAFFIC

Studies show that the more trees and landscaping a business district has, the more business will flow in. A tree-lined street will also slow traffic – enough to allow the drivers to look at the store fronts instead of whizzing by.

BBC Report: City Trees Cut Air Pollution: https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-37813709

Details

Date:
January 9
Time:
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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Venue

The Atrium
943 Olive St
Eugene, United States
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Phone:
(541) 682-5086
Website:
https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Atrium-Building/129623227100445