Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Trees have haircuts
Okay, we're discussing Land Use patterns here. A municipality with lots of land likes to build an airport, for the prestige and the income. Good.
The land around the airport is not appropriate for housing, schools, or commercial uses. Golf courses are okay.
Thus, most municipal airports have adjoining municipal golf courses.
Makes sense, right?
However, golf courses like trees. Airports do not like trees.
Hence, as at Buchanan Field, Concord CA above, we give the trees haircuts.
It looks weird, but it makes sense.
(Don't ask. :))