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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Cowan Hunter

Big Event helps in big way

More than 1,700 Ole Miss students took to the streets of Oxford and Lafayette County, to volunteer at more than 200 projects for the university’s fourth Big Event. (March 24, 2014, Page 1A)

Power company’s tree trimming criticized

The Oxford Tree Board criticized the North East Mississippi Electric Power Association’s limb-cutting job on a handful of trees along South Lamar recently. NE Power says it must do what it needs to do in order to prevent fires, power-outages and unsafe conditions. (April 5, 2013, Page 1A, 12A)

City, hospital discuss tree removal

Officials from the city of Oxford, Tree Board and Baptist Memorial Hospital met Wednesday to discuss the amount of trees being removed off the site of the future regional hospital. (March 7, 2013, Page 1, 10)

Neighborhoods start seeing green

The Oxford Tree Board, thanks to a grant from the Mississippi Forestry Commission, is helping  homeowners learn how to plant trees on their property by providing free workshops and even free trees to plant.

The Tree Board received a $1,500 grant to purchase trees of a wide variety. They picked two subdivisions — Eagle Point and Community Green to begin their new project. (November 17, 2010, Page 1)

Tree Board OKs parking lot request

After being denied by the Oxford Planning Commission, the Oxford Tree Board showed its support Tuesday by voting to approve the request for a variance of the landscape ordinance from the owners of the Oxford East Shopping Center parking lot on University Avenue. (November 10, 2010, Page 2)

Tree Board plants seed for green initiative

The Oxford Tree Board is promoting its Releaf program as a way to rebuild the urban canopy in the city. Cowan Hunter talked about different things citizens and volunteers can do to work with the Tree Board and the program. (September 15, 2010, Page 1)

Letters to the Editor

Sue Cook writes to applaud the Oxford Board of Aldermen for their recent stand regarding the sale of alcohol on Sundays, while members of the Oxford Tree Board wrote to explain their stance and approach to the local landscaping ordinance. (June 17, 2010, Page 4)

Beauty comes with cost

The owner of the Eastgate Shopping Center parking lot on University Avenue is in favor of adding foliage to his black-top lot but would like the city to consider giving him a couple extra years to come up to code with the landscaping ordinance. The request is the first for the city since passing the ordinance in 2006 that requires all parking lots with over 100 spaces to have one tree per every five parking spaces. (June 9, 2010, Page 1, 12)

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