love hate relationship with historic architecture and old mature trees which he insists on buying and destroying
IN DEFENSE OF CUTTING DOWN A TREE … I’ve noticed the largest trees in Hudson are on private property. Some years ago I had a very old large Catalpa tree on my property; it stood about 60 feet tall. Since it was in the way of what I wanted to do with my property the word got out that my intention was to cut down the tree. I was soundly criticized at the time. Well I had that tree cut down only to discover the base of the tree was completely rotten, the tree was at the end of its life cycle. If that tree had fallen in a storm surely it would have taken out the structure I live in. Large trees next to homes are dangerous and I’ve personally seen several damage homes in Hudson. The changing climate will bring stronger storms and I would adviseanyone with a very large tree on their property to think twice about the damage it might to their house or a neighbor’s house. In this case I don’t think it’s fair to make a public spectacle of Eric Galloway just because he cut down a tree on his property. Personally I do not know the man but I would not second guess his motives for doing so. I also think EG has done more good than harm to Hudson as a whole and as a designer I think he’s done an admirable job on most of his projects. Leonardo Sideri
Isn't that property for sale? Why not leave the decision to cut to the new owner.