Where are the trees?

Walking around Virginia Highland on Saturday was unbearably hot. We strolled down Highland and noticed one of the reasons why – the trees were gone. All the trees that lined Highland up to Virginia had been cut, and their poor little stumps remained.

Others have noticed it too, but we can’t seem to find a reason why.

Does anyone know? Disease? Construction? Bueller?

4 Comments so far

  1. james (unregistered) on June 25th, 2006 @ 10:34 am

    dunno…when i used to live over there the trees were one of the things that made afternoon running in the spring bearable.

    maybe dallas austin is trying to smuggle them into dubai????

  2. Patrick (unregistered) on June 25th, 2006 @ 4:31 pm

    The trees were removed as part of a sidewalk enhancement project in the Highlands, I believe. The sidewalk will be widened and pedestrian bulb-outs will be put at the corner of Highland and Virginia for safer crossing.

    Also, I think that those trees were at the end of their life-cycle anyway. Newer plantings will be installed. Just stinks having to wait for them to grow out.

  3. jonathan peterson (unregistered) on June 26th, 2006 @ 11:46 am

    The Bradford pears used throughout Va-Hi are kind of crappy landscaping trees. They’re pretty, but once they get full sized, they drop pretty big limbs every time there is a storm. They work MUCH better in the middle of a park than they do along a street by buildings where the asymetric trimming makes the brittleness even worse and puts them by power and phone lines.

    I’d imagine they’ll put back in something different.

  4. Maigh (unregistered) on June 27th, 2006 @ 8:19 am

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