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https://www.foxnews.com/great-outdoors/michigan-brothers-face-450000-in-fines-for-tree-removal-on-their-property

 

 

Yes it actually said this in the article---

 

"The Township also requires landowners to replace any removed trees before cutting them down."

 

 

 

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6 hours ago, Satisfied said:

No words for this stupidity. 

Well to be fair, five words.

 

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10 hours ago, Marty Byrde said:

https://www.foxnews.com/great-outdoors/michigan-brothers-face-450000-in-fines-for-tree-removal-on-their-property

 

 

Yes it actually said this in the article---

 

"The Township also requires landowners to replace any removed trees before cutting them down."

 

 

 

So the brothers were told in writing prior to buying the land, that a permit would be required to cut trees down, and now they're angry that they are being fined for choosing to ignore the prior notice? 

 

What exactly is the problem here, and what has much of the right wing media so concerned? 


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3 hours ago, Póg mo said:

So the brothers were told in writing prior to buying the land, that a permit would be required to cut trees down, and now they're angry that they are being fined for choosing to ignore the prior notice? 

 

What exactly is the problem here, and what has much of the right wing media so concerned? 

Don’t own any land in the US, do you?

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9 hours ago, Póg mo said:

So the brothers were told in writing prior to buying the land, that a permit would be required to cut trees down, and now they're angry that they are being fined for choosing to ignore the prior notice? 

 

What exactly is the problem here, and what has much of the right wing media so concerned? 

Government usurping personal freedoms?  Beyond that I do agree, they were told they needed a permit, so not really certain why they thumbed their nose at that process.  Apparently, they thought there was a state agricultural exception to the local permitting process.  I do have an issue with the replacement of the trees prior to their removal, it would seem more prudent to allow for replacement afterward.


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Hmm

 

I cut down about 20 trees yesterday


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3 minutes ago, Marty Byrde said:

Reported 

Better add another 10 on for today.


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4 hours ago, Marty Byrde said:

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Just so long as you didn't knowingly ignore a law prohibiting cutting down trees, just because you felt entitled to ignore laws when it suits you.😀


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13 minutes ago, Póg mo said:

Just so long as you didn't knowingly ignore a law prohibiting cutting down trees, just because you felt entitled to ignore laws when it suits you.😀

On my property, I cut whatever trees I feel like.  I also dig holes and catch rain water.  NO one will tell me how to handle my own property that I own.

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10 hours ago, Satisfied said:

NO one will tell me how to handle my own property that I own.

Two fearsome words:  Homeowners Association.


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