Couple seeking solar panels want to cut down a tree

07/15/2010 | Gazette (Gaithersburg, Md.), The

Patrick and Shannon Earle, of Takoma Park, Md., want to cut down a silver maple tree in their front yard to make way for solar panels on their roof, but the city has an ordinance that prevents healthy trees taller than 4 feet with a circumference more than 24 inches from being cut down. The ordinance is designed to reduce storm-water runoff, but the couple says it is out-of-date and hurts green initiatives.

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