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Tree doctor says Pier Park won’t work

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A professional arborist is raising some potential problems with plans to create a “coastal thicket” in the Pier Park design concept. According to Joe Samnik, a consulting arborist in the business for 47 years, for every square foot of canopy foliage there would need to be two cubic feet of soil to support the plant’s root structure and growth. “If you stop to do the calculations, two cubic feet of soil for every square foot of mature canopy is one hell of a…

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