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Cutting Down Buffer Leads To Hefty Fine For Durham Shopping Center

Posted June 28, 2004 8:08 a.m. EDT

— Cutting down the wrong trees will cost a local company plenty.

The owners of North Pointe shopping center near I-85 in Durham face fines of up to $40,000.

A spokesman for the shopping center said a logger was contracted to cut down some dead trees. Instead, the logger cut down the entire buffer.

That buffer was key in allowing the mall to be built in that area.