Clearing trees for Dogwood Creek project would harm environment Posted in: Opinions Dear Editor:Regarding the Dogwood Creek Solar farm request for a tax abatement from the EISD, I understand the plight of the EISD Board members giving it consideration. I, too, served on this same Board in the past. And as for solar energy, I am a big proponent and have solar panels on my home. However, removing a forest to erect solar panels seems ludicrous. Trees absorb and store carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases. When cleared, or even disturbed, they release these gases into the atmosphere. Scientists attribute forest loss and damage as the cause of approximately ten percent of ...PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT. Our website requires visitors to log in to view the best local news. Not yet a subscriber? Subscribe today!