Tree Warden on Norway Maple at Town Hall: ‘When Is the Right Thing the Right Thing?’

First, I would like to express my gratitude to the readers who spoke out in support of removing the Norway maple in favor of two matched sugar maples. This would be the right thing to do for the town of New Canaan—you would think. The Norway maple was introduced years ago in hope it would be a suitable replacement for the American elm that was becoming practically extinct because of Dutch elm disease. Why a maple? They were groping and certainly were unaware of the inherent problems associated with the N. maple.