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a href=”“Thank you for publishing a news article about the trees that Wells Fargo cut down on the corner of Patton and Louisiana avenues [“The Beat: One, Two, Three,” Nov. 2 Xpress], and for the amusing cartoon showing a field of tree stumps labeled "Wells Fargo Botanical Garden." Such publicity doubtless intensified Wells Fargo's determination […]
Members of Occupy NCSU and Occupy Raleigh targeted Wells Fargo CEO in a protest last week, using a “mic check” decrying the bank’s business practices.
A property manager for Wells Fargo recently told local environmental groups that the bank would plant three young trees to replace the “Treasured Trees” it cut near its new sign on Patton Avenue. Meanwhile, the city and Asheville Greenworks are looking at some changes that could prevent cases like these from happening in the future.
Thank you for printing Susan Andrew’s Nov. 2 article about Wells Fargo’s destruction of three trees at the corner of Patton and Louisiana avenues in West Asheville so that its new sign would be more conspicuous from every angle [“The Beat: Three, Two, One … Xpress]. The article correctly observed that Wells Fargo had a […]
In this podcast, Xpress Green Scene reporter Susan Andrew talks to News Editor Margaret Williams about the removal of several city-required trees, including an Asheville Greenworks-designated “treasured tree,” from Patton Avenue by Wells Fargo.
Asheville-area citizens stand by their trees, as Shannon Tuch, assistant director at the city’s planning department, can confirm. When a contractor for the new Wells Fargo bank branch at Patton and Louisiana Avenues cut down the mature trees blocking the company’s new sign recently, Tuch started hearing “a lot of outrage from the community” regarding the cutting of a designated ‘Treasured Tree.’ Her office prepared a notice of violation tagged to a $2,900 fine against Wells Fargo — only to revoke it when the N.C. Department of Transportation got involved.