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Keith Babberney

Master arborist

Keith Babberney is a sixth-generation Texan and a board-certified arborist who has worked in Austin trees since 1992. He served on the Austin Urban Forestry Board three years in the early 2000s, including one year as chair, and has both competed and judged at the ISA’s Tree Climbing Championships for around 20 years.

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In defense of trees, shade and local control

Over 50 municipalities in Texas, large and small, have decided tree preservation is an important goal that justifies the minor loss to individual property rights. Revoking ordinances would not only reflect Big State Government trampling the wishes of citizens; it would also be catastrophic to many city budgets and to their quality of life.