More information from Ryan Cagle:
The removal of the trees is said to be required by APS to make way for a new athletic field at Brown Middle School. However, several neighborhood residents are attempting to untangle the layers of bureaucracy and put a stop to this unnecessary destruction. Here’s what we know:
The arborist application for this project states that no private property trees will be damaged, however, trees clearly on private property (inside a parking lot) are marked for removal.
To our knowledge, the developer has not yet paid for any tree removal.
Several trees said to be 150+ years old are marked for removal despite being clearly alive and healthy.
Construction begins July 1.
This conversation is on-going and currently active on the West End Neighbors Facebook Group. Community residents knowledgeable about the permitting and planning process are in the act of researching more information and attempting to put a stop to this senseless de-beautification.