If you thought you heard chain saws near Chenery and Diamond Sunday night around 9:00 pm, you weren’t imagining things. One of our older street trees fell over in Sunday night’s strong winds. Glen Park News photographer Michael Waldstein got this shot at 7 pm.
As a neighbor noted, “the wrong kind of tree in too small a space falls over in a light wind. The tree’s roots had no room to grow and were shallow, so they lifted the sidewalk. Another similar tree in similar condition one block away on Chenery fell over into
the street just like this one a few years ago. No one hurt in either case. More trees are neglected in Glen Park and eventually one will fall and hurt or kill someone or hit a car or house. Common sense would have people give the street trees more room to grow. Would have people remove the red bricks around their bases as they grew. It’s more likely that a tragedy has to happen first.”