"Well, driving through Coeur d'Alene today, I went down Sherman and out Northwest Blvd., where I took the on-ramp to go onto Lincoln way, and, it looks like quite a few more pine trees have bitten the dust. There's some new construction going on, where "Coeur d'Alene Homes" is located; a big new building is going up, but before "what goes up", something "must come down", and in this case, most all of the pine trees located near Coeur d'Alene Homes and Heritage Place, have indeed come down. I don't mind building per se, but why does vegetation have to be bulldozed down?
"I have long admired, for instance, the Hecla Mining Headquarters building out along hiway 95; a huge building was built way back off the freeway, in total harmony with the many, many pine trees that were left standing in that block. Regarding developers and builders who rip out trees en masse, what, are you trying to turn North Idaho into a semi-arid desert? If THAT'S what you want, I say, go build your buildings near Rosalia, Washington, or somewhere in that area. Not only will you be able to build your buildings, you'll save money on timber-falling expenses 'cos there ain't that many trees in that neck o' the woods."