To the editor:
Hooray for the tree lady, Stephanie Kirmer. Save our "Vital trees" (Public Forum, Feb. 7).
There are so many more reasons also to save trees. Environmentally, they hold our soil, make us cooler, provide homes for our birds, squirrels, etc.
Developers clear them away with their big bulldozers. City fathers, think how long it takes a tree to grow up.
So folks, keep your trees watered, fertilized and protected. Your kids also will enjoy them.
And by the way, concerning weekly comments on the traffic on 23rd Street. Much of it is caused by the dead end of Kansas Highway 10 at the U.S. Highway 59 crossover, which is not finished east.
So as Pogo said, "the enemy is us." Extend K-10 through the swamp - even if you have to elevate it. Come on Lawrence, you are big enough for a southern bypass.