Everybody loves to see bald eagles enjoying nature, but the City of Fort Collins keeps growing and needing more housing. That housing jeopardized the eagles' trees.

Affordable housing is coming to Fort Collins in the area of Zach Elementary, near Twin Silo Park. According to the Coloradoan, that housing was set to see the removal of nine Cottonwood trees that bald eagles frequent, and that is very popular with the public, to view the eagles.

At first, they were going to remove all the trees. Then, just some of the trees. Finally, the decision, that we can all agree was the right one, was made to leave all the trees.

The eagles should do just fine, according to the Coloradoan, with the new housing development, as they're used to that kind of environment in that area which is not far from the Fossil Creek Reservoir.

Nobody likes seeing trees being removed (destroyed) because of growth. I remember about a dozen 10i0-year-old Blue Spruce trees that used to be in the median of Highway 34 in Loveland near where Mountain View High School. Those trees were removed in 2017.

It was a big deal that they were going to take these trees down, to widen Highway 34. I went to the public meeting that the City had about it. Dozens of citizens were there to protest. In the end, the City made it clear that the trees were very sick, anyway, and that sooner or later, they would be removed, so [now] was as good of a time as any tp take them down.

Get more on the bald eagles keeping their spot in Fort Collins from the Coloradoan HERE.

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