I write to express appreciation for the work of Washington Park Association. I applaud their stance in wanting to protect and save the mature hardwood trees in Union City's county park. Some of the park's Sycamore trees date from about 1932 including a large one in WP's Soccer Field next to a school marker. The section of park near the dog run has columns of American Elm which have survived the ravages of Dutch Elm Disease, a rarity. I know of talk about planting new trees to replace those removed during a major park revamping in future but new trees are not mature trees which have taken decades to grow. I would urge the Washington Park Association to press the urgency of finding alternative land for an athletic project rather than chain-saw our old stand of sycamore trees which constitute precious green space already lost to playgrounds, baseball and basketball and tennis courts. Where is the green in Green Acres?