Cleaning the green? How about greening the green?

I was, and still am, baffled by this idea of Fogel’s to “clean the green”!! Improve visibility? How does cutting down trees brighten up the campus? While they make great seats, stumps hurt the eyes more than they ease the arse. What is to become of the shady spots on the green (or is Fogel only worried about cleaning up all of burlington’s ‘shady’ spots?)? As a recent graduate of UVM i hope more is planned to replant trees, and i am glad that MY class didn’t leave a tree that would only later be cut down! A class gift is their memorial to the school — not something that can be re-gifted (or cut down in this case). Vermont is green, Vermont is nature. Let’s keep it that way, and, even better, let’s make it greener with MORE trees and plant life.