OPINION

Lee: Disappointed orange trees were removed

Posted 9/1/22

My husband and I have lived in Sun City West 23 years.

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OPINION

Lee: Disappointed orange trees were removed

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My husband and I have lived in Sun City West 23 years.

In that time we’ve made many friends and been active in many clubs, but it breaks my heart every time I drive down R.H. Johnson Boulevard. The little “lollipop” orange trees are for gone and replaced with scruffy looking oak trees. Why? Oh yes, because the little orange trees needed “too much care.” I know about the care they need, we have two in our backyard.

They need very little water and the trimming is minimal. Those orange trees beautifully decorated the streets on R.H. Johnson and Stardust boulevards. Our “out of town” guests would comment on how uniform and pretty they looked.

Did the rec centers officials ever consider the cost of removing and replacing all of them? Now the rec centers want to remove the Palm Trees? Please don’t do this. It’s totally unnecessary and a waste of money.

Keep these tropical looking palm trees, and as long as we keep them trimmed, they will continue to add so much ambiance to this retirement community.

Mary Lee

Sun City West