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TOLEDO, OH (Toledo News Now) -
residents living on Cherrylawn Drive in South Toledo are hoping to save roughly
130 trees set to be removed as part of a $1.6 million street reconstruction
love the trees, we love a neighborhood that has trees in it," said Kim Bradshaw,
who has three of those targeted trees in her front yard. "I'm devastated
because they're big trees; they've been here a long time."
Engineering Services Commissioner Robin Whitney says the trees have to be
removed and will be replaced by new trees when the project wraps up.
an old, concrete road that we're doing a complete reconstruct, we go all the
way down to the dirt, going down pretty deep," Whitney said. "The existing
trees close to the curb are city trees, but they're going to be compromised by
that roadway work."
says adding sidewalks along Cherrylawn is not a factor in the decision to
remove the trees in question, but it is a factor for the project receiving
state funding to improve pedestrian safety.
a neighborhood in transition. There are a lot of young families, kids on bikes,
roller blades, people pushing strollers, and the handicapped," Whitney said. "We're
doing ADA ramps at all of the intersections."
project has been delayed briefly to allow the city to hold another meeting with