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Monday, October 20, 2014

Hume Bryant

City aims to protect large trees

If passed by the Oxford Board of Aldermen, changes to the city’s tree ordinance will soon include incentives for builders to retain as many large, older trees on the property. (February 26, 2014, Page 1, 2)

Mixed reviews for Shaw house project

Plans to renovate the historic Shaw home on East Jackson Avenue, and the 5 acres surrounding it, will be up for review next week by two city commissions. (February 6, 2014, Page 1, 11)

City may be model for managing urban forest

Oxford, along with two other Mississippi towns, may serve as a model for other communities by preparing for storms through advanced management of trees within the city. (October 10, 2012, 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)

Officials agree dead tree must be removed

A limb from the large water oak on the east side of the Lafayette County Courthouse fell at about 5:30 Saturday morning onto the wrought-iron fence the surrounds the courthouse. The weight of the limb was so heavy that about 2 feet of the fence buckled, looking as though a car had slammed into it instead of a tree limb.

Now Oxford and Lafayette County officials are scrambling to get the large tree that has provided cool shade on the Square since William Faulkner was a youngster removed before another limb — or the entire tree — falls. (September 16, 2010, Page 1)

Oxford’s trees offer more than shade

A tree has its own memories — its own stories. If it could share its story, the magnolia tree in front of the U.S. Federal Building on Jackson Avenue could help solve a mystery of when it was planted. (June 18, 2010, Page 1B)

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)

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