California has a similar issue with the Army Corps of Engineers wanting to take down all trees on all levees.
Here is an article about their take on this: http://www.californiagreensolutions.com/cgi-bin/gt/tpl.h,content=280
My concerns runs along the line of "where is the scientific evidence?" I'd like evidence for both sides - tree removal and tree staying....
I have seen no real study of this levee and it's trees - and if you've read my other blog, lynnsrants,
you know I am not a great believer in the alleged planning on behalf of anything within this administration.