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Letter for Friday, November 24, 2017

Tree removal has its benefits

I do appreciate that Holly Van Every is bothered by the noise of Green Energy (TGI, Nov. 19), though I am so happy that the albizia are coming down.

I am very allergic to the blooms, which last for over a month each year, and send up seeds that sprout in my garden, which I pull all year long.

This year they bloomed twice. This is not a mild allergy, it is a medical issue. I also understand that it is not green to send out the machines to cut and chip and then to burn.

Until we have a better storage system, for solar, we are the Garden Isle, and Omao does mean green, in Hawaii; which only comes from the rains.

Until then, I trust that our Coop is working to eventually solve the problems we now face with green energy. I do think it is better to do the trees than to import coal or natural gas.

Pearl Wollin, Koloa

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