Even as Valley residents swarmed to the latest right-of-way clearing for the widening of the Trunk Road, some of the road's neighbors said they were shocked or angered by the extent of the tree cutting, reports the blog The Palmer Post.
A swath of birch, spruce and cottonwood disappeared virtually overnight within the past few weeks as tree-munching machines cleared the Trunk Road right-of-way ahead of the summer road construction season.
Drivers can also see numerous homes formerly screened by forest until a few weeks ago.
"They've ruined my land. They've ruined my house," said Trunk Road resident Linus Mathis IV. "I'm all for improvements, but I'm not for them doing it at my expense." But bed-and-breakfast owner Karen Harris likes her new view. "It was a huge blessing in my life and for my business," she said.
Read more at The Palmer Post: Trunk Road clearing generates ire -- and free firewood