Deforestation is active and prevalent in the United States, Texas and Comal County, wherever new buildings and homes are taking place!

We don’t have to go to Brazil to see deforestation with the same consequences including displacement of many living creatures, erosion, covering the aquifer and  destruction of   natural plants!  

It is appalling to see  new home and business  developments taking place.  The first thing that is done is  to scour the earth of any visible vegetation, and then — Whoopee! — plant hybrid grass and a tree twig,   or cover the earth  with cement and asphalt.

I am  disappointed to see the first home development taking place in Veramendi and seeing the bare earth.  

Veramendi is purported  to be a model community which to me includes preserving any natural resources,  like vegetation,   in the beautiful Central Texas “forest.”

Kathleen Bryan,

New Braunfels

 

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Richard Johnson

The writer seems to forget that the new home owners will be planting trees and other vegetation when they landscape their yards. I for one will have 5 trees and a bunch of bushes along with native plants.

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