CUT DOWN, BUILDER TRIES NEW TREE PLAN

The health of the tulip poplar at center, above, has been a pivotal issue in the dispute. Below, the developer’s latest tree plan. (Click to enlarge)

By JOHN T. WARD

An ethics issue, arcane rules about tree removal and the opposition of neighbors have turned a three-house subdivision in Fair Haven that once appeared problem-free into a movable battle of wits and passions.

On Wednesday night, Buttonwood Investors returns to the planning board for yet another go-round over its Woodland Drive property.

This time, however, it has a new plan for dealing with trees.

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