By Brett via Instagram
I wonder how many of you complaining about the tree pruning would be the first ones on CHPN complaining about the power being out after a wind/ice storm?
You don’t let the city take the trees down and replace them with short, appropriately sized versions, so this is what you get.
@2 neighbor… you can see that this tree pruning has taken place over many years, nothing done overnight or even within the past couple of years. It is a wonder that they don’t split in half with such weight on either side of a void?
There are huge trees on and surrounding our property on N 27th but the power lines run “through” them with padding and nothing was pruned out of them to make a giant slingshot so, why weren’t these done the same way?
I hate to see 100-200 year old trees cut down but at some point they become hazardous with dead limbs and the sheer size overhanging property and roofs. It is a wonder insurance companies even allow this?
I would not be opposed to them coming down only if the city will be diligent and quick with proper replacements and not let the space where the original trees were left vacant for the next 5 years!
Hell, I have complained now for 9-years about our sidewalks that are getting worse and worse due to these huge tree roots but nothing has even been done about it! What makes me think they will work any faster taking them down and planting new ones there? That is of course “after” they have fixed the sidewalks too.
On subject of tree replacement: Richmond Tree Stewards had a lovely free-of-charge program this year, which allowed Richmond residents to request trees (and these were well-established, 6-foot-tall buggers!) to plant in the community. Tree Stewards also secured necessary permits for you to plant them in tree wells on city property. All one had to do to participate is to commit to commit to watering them for 2 years.
As a result, a couple of tree wells off of 21st and Main got brand new residents in them. Sometimes, it’s up to individuals to make change happen.
I hope Community Roots is offered again next year!