Louisville Regional Airport Authority

New federal regulations may lead to the removal of some mature trees on private property near Bowman Field. The Louisville Regional Airport Authority will hold the first of two meetings tonight to provide information to homeowners.

Bowman Field is bordered by neighborhoods like Kingsley, Hawthorne and Seneca Gardens—older neighborhoods, with older trees. But new rules from the Federal Aviation Administration mean some homeowners may have to allow the airport authority to trim or remove the trees to comply.

The airport authority sent letters to 500 homeowners earlier this month, telling them they might be affected. Spokeswoman Trish Burke says the authority won’t know for awhile which trees will be affected, because it depends on their height and proximity to the field. The trees will be replaced with smaller ornamental varieties.

Burke says there’s no leeway in the Federal Aviation Authority’s regulations, and any trees that are in violation will have to be trimmed or removed. But she says that should be the only inconvenience to neighbors. [click to continue…]

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