Plea For The Trees ® Louisville,KY 40205
All photos on this site are of trees that are threatened, or will be threatened in the future, by being in the proposed airspace.
March, 2014 - Nomination for Preservation Louisville's 2014 "Top 10 Most Endangered" List
February 22, 2014 - Bowman Tree Cutting Plan Narrowed
February 19, 2014 - Hanson Professional Services Letter to Bowman Field Neighbors
October 18, 2013 - Hanson Professional Services Letter to Bowman Field Neighbors
October 17, 2013 - Tree Trimming Near Bowman to Start Around Nov. 1
September 1, 2013 - Tree Work Set Near Bowman
August 27, 2013 - Hanson Professional Services Letter to Bowman Field Neighbors
August, 2013 - Feeling the Burn
May 20, 2013 - Seneca Park Living Memorial Grove of Trees
May 17, 2013 - Less Tree Cutting Possible at Bowman
May 15, 2013 - Hanson Professional Services Letter to Bowman Field Neighbors
May 8, 2013 - There Are Few Trees Trees in Louisville, America's Fastest Warming City
December 10, 2012 - Airport officials tell James Bruggers of the Courier Journal that any tree cutting around Bowman Field won't likely happen until 2014. (See: Watchdog Earth post of 12-10-12) December 2, 2012 - Residents of Drayton Drive are planting low-growing trees (30 foot maximum heigth) in anticipation of changes to the area's tree canopy from the Bowman Field Area Safety Program. The arboretum project is a joint effort with Ecotech and arborist Mike Hayman. (See: CJ Article of 12-05-12) October 15, 2012 - Hanson Professional Services sends letter to Bowman Field neighbors (letter not sent to residents in expanded areas of affected homes). (See: Hanson 10-12-12.) September 21, 2012 - Leslie Barras presents letter to Advisory Council on Historic Preservation that addresses historic properties and avigation easement issues in Audubon Park (similar to issues to be faced by neighborhoods surrounding Bowman Field) (see: Barras Letter 09-21-12) September 10, 2012 - Interim State Historic Preservation Officer Lindy Casebier writes to FAA that avigation easements required in Audubon Park are an "unnecessary emcumberance that devalues properties in the historic district over time" and pose an "adverse effect within the meaning of Section 106 of the NHPA (similar to issues faced by neighborhoods surrounding Bowman Field). (See: SHPA Letter 09-10-12.) September 10, 2012 - Tom FitzGerald and Leslie Barras present letter to FAA and LRAA on behalf of PFTT; letter addresses purpose of and need for BF Safety Program, major elements of scope of work, need for Environmental Impact Statement, and need for timely initiation of the Section 106 consultation process (see: FitzGerald/Barras Letter 09-10-12, see also: WAAS [Wide Area Augmentation System]). FAA responds to FitzGerald/Barras letter of 09-12-12 (see: FAA Letter 09-12-12)
These oaks on Valletta Road in Seneca Gardens are threatened by Bowman Field's tree removal plan.