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Some downtown trees just plain ugly, says tree board

A scraggly tree on Main Street illustrates the concerns of tree board members well. - Photo Damon Howell


Mike Denson, member of Jasper Tree Board: “Mayor, we need to talk about the trees on Main Street.”

Mayor John Weaver: “What’s wrong with them?”

Denson: “They’re ugly. But they do look better with lights at night.”

Tree Board member Kirk Garner: “They look like Charlie Brown Christmas Trees.”

Weaver: “A few are stressed, but they aren’t that bad.”

Members of the city tree board engaged in a lengthy discussion of all things arboreal with City Hall staff Thursday, ultimately reaching a decision that some trees along Main Street should be replaced.

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W.S. Boling
+9 #1 W.S. Boling 2011-03-09 09:12
I think the lights should be on the trees year-round. They illuminate Main St. at night and add a lot of charm to our beautiful city.
+3 #2 christy 2011-03-09 09:47
We have a tree board? I think the trees look great at night lit up with lights- year round! Gives a great charm to downtown Jasper.
+8 #3 girly 2011-03-09 16:09
I think this town should focus on more important things than some trees!
William Padgett
+10 #4 William Padgett 2011-03-09 17:11
I think Jasper and Pickens County needs to concentrate on bringing some jobs into the area before worrying over how the trees look on the deserted streets of Jasper town.
Seven Thunders
+3 #5 Seven Thunders 2011-03-10 12:33
Who elected these people?...just a note to self, next year let us the good citizens of Pickens County replace them with individuals who can focus on important things other than trees and trivial junk, such as the color the old blue building, and the list goes on and on! Frankly if it was not for the old blue building I would not be able to give directions to relatives coming to visit. It is a landmark...leav e it alone and the trees you goobers!
Groundhog Day
-3 #6 Groundhog Day 2011-03-11 20:15
“They look like Charlie Brown Christmas Trees.”

This is a bad thing?
Marsha Grenewicz ^^
+2 #7 Marsha Grenewicz ^^ 2011-03-15 11:37
what are you people talkin about??? the trees are bootiful!!!!!!! !! i luv the trees!!!!! no im not an adult but i know what i think. i lived in Jasper for 11 years untill i had to MOVE away but still! trees are bootiful, worry about something else.
Tree lover
+2 #8 Tree lover 2011-03-16 19:38
The Mayor and the tree board are idiots. This town should leave the trees alone and plant more trees in addition to. This town should focus on enhancing the beauty of town, jobs, traffic problems, trash and pot holes.
What a joke, cutting down mature trees to plant seedlings.
+3 #9 John 2011-03-20 13:56
I think some of the people that runs jasper should be changed instead of the trees
+2 #10 LSCR 2011-03-23 16:20
I hope our tax payer money isn't going for this tree board.

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