Front of bulldozer Michal Krakowiak

D.R. Horton has managed to diffuse a micro crises in Fort Worth, where its crews bulldozed what used to be a forest to make way for a new development. Horton attributed the clear cutting to a lapse in communication. NBC 5 reports:

A developer that bulldozed trees to make way for a new Fort Worth subdivision has apologized and agreed to plant five times as many new trees as it destroyed and maintain them for two years, city officials said.

The agreement means the company, D.R. Horton, will not have to pay a $296,000 fine, said Fort Worth Planning and Development director Randle Harwood.

Harwood noted that city staff is still reviewing the agreement and it has not been finalized. ...

... Under its original permit, Horton was supposed to leave trees to provide 25 percent cover in the east Fort Worth neighborhood near Interstate 30 and Eastchase Boulevard.

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