Magazine publisher's NY tree-cutting plan eyed

Sep 19, 2012

Rolling Stone publisher Jann Wenner's plan to remove more trees from his riverfront property in upstate New York is raising concerns among his neighbors and drawing scrutiny from local officials. WAMC's Dave Lucas has more.

The Daily Freeman of Kingston reports that Wenner has already removed about 300 trees from the Hudson River's east bank where he owns a 69-acre estate in the northern Dutchess County town of Red Hook.

Wenner appeared at town planning board hearing to discuss his plan to remove 16 trees from his property adjacent to the estate. The plan has raised concerns among town residents who say Wenner's previous work cut down 300-year-old trees.

During the hearing Wenner said his latest tree-cutting plan was a "real small issue."