I have to comment on the absurdity of Suffolk County’s tentative plan to cut down 44 acres of woods for a solar farm [“Suffolk going solar,” News, Nov. 23].

Trees consume carbon dioxide and produce oxygen. Solar technology produces electricity without emitting carbon dioxide. By cutting down forests to build solar facilities, do we attain a net improvement of zero for our environment?

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Trees plus solar would certainly yield a gain! Please construct solar farms on open spaces; they are readily available. Then our forests can continue to help the environment.

Mark Hobson, Riverhead