The greenspace at the end of Roxborough Drive may be lost to
development in a few weeks. This place should not be lost.
This area of nature improves the quality of life for all of us in the neighbourhood. This place has a long history of neighbourhood use.
Many of us walk though the woods and have special memories
of this peaceful place.
I feel at peace surrounded by those tall majestic trees. It
is also the home to many animals; its strong arms sheltering
them from the danger and the elements.
These trees are my heroes. They silently cleanse the air and
water. Each day, they work hard to make Earth a better place to
live. They moderate the climate, improve air quality, conserve
water, provide shade for us in the summer and they beautify the
landscape. It makes me sad that all these beautiful trees would
be cut down.
Sudbury already has a dangerous smog problem. The increase
in vehicle pollution and reduction of trees will further
enlarge the smog problem.
Smog causes cardio-respiratory diseases such as
asthma, emphysema and chronic bronchitis. Smog increases the
risks of heart attack and lung cancer and can cause some
irritation to the eyes and throat. Smog also increases
emergency room visits, hospital admissions, and even premature
death. Smog affects everyone because we share the same air.
Cutting down the trees will make smog worse. Isn't the
quality of life of our community more important than this
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