I am writing this letter in response to the Cornwall residents in favour of the removal of trees in the Sunrise Cove area for which they own property.
First of all, you must consider protection of your invested property that is on the water or near the water from water and wind erosion. Here all along on the north shore of Prince Edward Island, there has been significant loss of property and land from high winds and storms that have become much more fierce and frequent than in the past 20 years. Let’s face it – the Island is becoming smaller and we must do everything to preserve our shoreline and province.
The people who bought lots in Sunrise Cove must consider protecting their investment of property. Planting trees is probably the best thing to do in maintaining the shoreline. Granted, views are important but a view through trees and seeing the water is much more beautiful and appealing than just looking at water and a blank piece of property.
Cutting down all the trees is not an intelligent idea. Planting trees in the proper location on each lot is the key, and you must all have vision to what it will look at in 10, 20, 30 years down the road. Trees live longer than humans, so think to the future of your property and to the future owners who will marvel at the planning and planting of your trees. I highly recommend that the owners and future owners of Sunrise Cove organize a homeowners and landowners committee where all involved may plan for their future development and plant trees and shrubs in an intelligent and thoughtful considerate way.