We think the trees are dead.
A City of Arlington employee (formerly with TCEQ) went out to the Fulson Drill Site operated by Chesapeake to inspect a complaint about the dead trees which were planted in the brutal heat of July. Here is the e-mail dated Friday, November 30, 2012 of her findings:
We wonder if the City worker removed her blinders before conducting the investigation. Did she note this breach?? This is not the first time we have had gaps in these walls at this Chesapeake drill site.From: "Jessica Minley" <Jessica.Minley@arlingtontx.gov>
To: "Brian Sample" <Brian.Sample@arlingtontx.gov>
To address the tree aesthetics complaint, I found that there is a mixture of living and dead trees on the Fulson site. As it is not planting season, the trees have been noted as an area of concern to be addressed during the appropriate season. Also, the trees are upright and blend aesthetically with the surroundings (fall season). Please contact me with any further questions or concerns. Find attached a picture of a living tree on the site.
We really appreciate the ongoing partnership between the City of Arlington and Chesapeake in keeping our communities safe. Thank you.
(Click HERE to view the City's link of the Gas Drilling Ordinance. For fencing requirements, scroll down to pages 39 and 40.)