Londonderry apple tree removal was legal, town attorney says
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The recent removal of a row of apple trees alongside Gilcreast Road was legal, an attorney for the town told councilors.
Last month, construction crews cleared a 20-acre former orchard, removing the topsoil to lay the groundwork for 28 single-family homes to be built by The Stabile Companies. Crews left two rows of trees along the roadway.
Some neighbors felt that violated the Planned Use Development (PUD) master plan for Woodmont Commons, which calls for three rows of trees in the perimeter buffer. The town council asked Michael Ramsdell to review the documents in response to their concerns.