Aspen Heights development site after the removal of trees

December 7, 2012 | 9:43 p.m. CST
A patch of trees stands at Aspen Heights on Friday evening. Ken Midkiff, conservation chair of the Osage Group Sierra Club, filed a complaint with the City of Columbia against Crockett Engineering, which developed the site plan for Aspen Heights, because of the lack of tree preservation at the site. In response, the Columbia City Council is considering an ordinance revision regarding how much forest must be preserved on a land development.

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