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To The Editor:

Re:“Tree advocate boxed out on Clinton Street,” 9-12 issue.

I feel badly for Walter Seda, who received a summons from the DOT for the wooden planter that he built in front of his building. Sadly, these sorts of barriers are necessary to protect the trees and soil from a very common menace: dog waste.

Walter, himself, briefly touches upon the issue in the article but I think the point is worth emphasizing.

While the majority of dog owners observe the pooper scooper laws, many of them are unaware that dog urine is very bad for trees, especially when they’re subjected to it on a near-constant basis like the trees in our neighborhood.

Large dogs are harmful but even small dogs have an detrimental effect. Although small dogs emit only a small amount, once a tree is “marked,” every dog for blocks around are compelled to add their “mark” to the poor tree. Young saplings are especially vulnerable.

Dog owners: We need plants more than ever these days. Please do not let your dogs urinate on any type of tree or plant, it is poisonous, and will likely cause harm or death to the plant.

Tom Rupolo

Carroll Gardens

Updated 11:48 am, January 16, 2019
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