When I was one or two, my father bought 11 acres west of Ivins, Utah.

Today I own the west part of what is left of that acreage.

My father farmed the ground and so do I.

Along the road on the west side is a row of trees.

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They provide beauty, a wind break, and a bird sanctuary.

One old tree was always the roosting place for eagles, hawks,  crows and even vultures.

I’ve seen a bald eagle and an American eagle in the same tree at the same time. They are spooked easily so I only was able to get a photo of  the bald eagle flying away.

The town of Ivins  annexed the  land west of it in the 1980s including my farm.

The road became 600 west.

It has been a dirt road, graveled in places, since it was opened. 

It is a natural drainage  and muddy in wet weather.

Now the city has decided to give 600 west to a developer and move his new road with it’s 

new name to the east,  giving the developer the west side of the old road.

This would cut out all the trees on the west of my farm, even peach trees.

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There is no need to move the road.

And why the design to remove trees?

Why have trees?

“Trees produces oxygen that is life line of all living beings. In the hot summer we usually plan trips in the hilly areas. But if the rate of cutting Trees remains the same then we don’t have enough Trees to plan a trip, seasonal raining and amount of fresh oxygen will no longer be available. Trees helps to clean the air, soil and water,  making the earth a beautiful livable place. Living close to trees makes us healthier and happier. Its time to SAVE Trees, protect forests and spread awareness. If you want to save trees, you can help by protecting those that grow around your home, and planting more Trees. Reduce the use of  paper products, too. According to our little understanding we have found few ways to protect Trees, you can also follow them ,motivate your friends and family members to join hands together to save our beautiful earth or you can join an organization working to save Tress around your home town.” - http://savetreessaveearth.com/save-trees/

Other organizations that seek to preserve trees are:  https://standfortrees.org/en/

                                                                                                           https://treefoundation.org/

We must save trees for the benefit of mankind.

So, who is for saving my trees?