I've been called names, including "Tree-hater" but I really do like trees. I was a bit distressed the other day when I saw a bunch of trees gone from Highland Parkway.
I thought it was preventative removal related to the Emerald Ash Borer, but apparently not. The map does not show the parkway as part of that plan, which means that the trees they cut down last week are in addition to the EAB prevention removals.
It doesn't look too bad now, but the canopy is going to be affected that's for sure. Thirty percent of the trees in St Paul are ash.
So go out there this summer and plant a tree. Make it something native and hearty, why dontcha?