'Twas encouraging to read Chris Dovi's article about Richmond's tree population, the Department of Community Development Director Rachel Flynn and her land-use administrative planner Leigh Kelley (“Counting on Trees: City's Urban Forest Crucial Part of Plans,” Street Talk, Dec. 9). More power to them and their plans to fill the almost 500 empty tree-wells around town. I hope they will consider trees that add color to our fall display as well as shade-givers. And I hope too that people who live near those replacements will water them voluntarily during summer dry periods. Our trees are invaluable as well as beautiful hallmarks of our community.
Dorothy C. Gibson