Post by Buffy Adams on Apr 7, 2013 17:25:08 GMT -4
First and foremost - I am a tree hugger! One of the good things about Cary is the amount of trees that are required to be left around the edge of development and along our roads. However, one of the problems is that we are losing so much of our interior forest, that is, forest more than about 300 feed from the edge (road, clearing, etc.). This forest is necessary for the species of birds and other things that require that area for nesting or living.
I hope that future Cary plan will try to protect more forest land, particularly in areas well within the developed area of the town.
The trees along the road and between different uses in Cary are very good. However, uninterrupted or interior woods are also important. We need woods that are at least 10 acres, if square.
The inside of the woods, hundreds of feet from the nearest cleared area, are important both for certain types of birds and for certain types of critters that birds eat. This includes the song birds that we have in our back yards. They may sing in our back yards and eat at our feeders, but still need deep woods for nesting.
Woods and natural area should not just be around the outside of Cary, but through out the town. We should not, in the name of "infill", clear cut areas within the town.