They Felled the Plans to Cut Down These Ancient oaks

They Felled the Plans to Cut Down These Ancient oaks

The tiny town of Snook has some people with some rather large hearts. The state of Texas decided a new highway needed to pass right through a grove of ancient trees on the property of Regina McCurdy. She and her family and friends waged a desperate, seven year campaign to save the old trees. 53,000 signatures later, they managed to convince TEXDOT to redirect their road. You can read the whole story in the Houston Chronicle.

With the Texas economy booming, population growth and the resulting development is something we all face. Despite these obstacles, we can count ourselves lucky we have so many people who care about protecting our natural wonders and the unique culture connected to our natural world.

Snook Oaks saved from TEXDOT livingwitness.net

One of the heritage oaks in Snook, Texas

Snook Oaks saved from TEXDOT livingwitness.net

A TEXDOT mark on the tree indicated removal plans

Snook Oaks saved from TEXDOT livingwitness.net

Too beautiful to remove

Snook Oaks saved from TEXDOT livingwitness.net

Regina McCurdy and her sister enjoy their efforts