Not for the forest, but I digress (apart from it being the other way around).
I noticed a few weeks ago (Lauren did as well) that several mature trees on Stargell Ave disappeared overnight. They were standing after the initial carnage that saw dozens of trees being removed when work began on the Stargell extension and realignment project, so I presumed they were here to stay. Wrong!
In response to my query, I was told by the City:
The most recent activity along Stargell within the City’s right of way required the removal of trees that the City’s arborist found had root problems and would be a safety issue and recommended removal. Part of the Stargell Webster project includes landscaping. The landscaping will consist of planting 186 trees (24″ box size), 45 trees (15 gallon size), several thousand shrubs and ground cover.
So … we had 63 mature trees removed and they will be replaced by 231 saplings. I hope most of these new saplings survive and mature into graceful trees.