Letters to the Editor

What’s left to conserve of oakless land at Justin Vineyards?

North County residents have been concerned about the massive removal of oak trees to make way for a vineyard on the Justin property north of Highway 46 West.
North County residents have been concerned about the massive removal of oak trees to make way for a vineyard on the Justin property north of Highway 46 West. dmiddlecamp@thetribunenews.com

Let me get this straight: Justin Vineyards destroyed hundreds of acres of oak woodlands and thousands (per June 26 front-page Tribune story, “Justin Vineyards seeks to rezone 212 acres”) of mature oak trees, and it wants to atone by donating the land to a conservation group.

What is left to conserve?

This loss of habitat is nothing short of an environmental disaster. How about the Resnicks calling in the best arborists, biologists and soil managers and fully funding the restoration of this land? Ironically, a healthy watershed that was adapted to our local climate was destroyed, and it will undoubtedly take precious water to bring it back to life.

Patti Everett, Templeton

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