Michigan School District, After Budget Cuts, Plans to Cut 200-Year-Old Trees for Timber

The superintendent of a cash-strapped Michigan school district is defending a proposal to cut down giant trees on its grounds to help fill an $800,000 budget deficit, a move that is rankling some residents. Some community members have called for the protection of the trees, some of which may be 200 years old, saying the trees in the DeWitt Nature Center should not be cut down for money. But Dewitt, Mich., Superintendent John Deiter said the proposal, which would net a profit of $43,000, is...Full Story
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