More Drought Victims: The Trees of T.C. Jester (w/Photos)

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Photos by Monica Fuentes
It smelled like Pine-Sol near the intersection of 43rd and T.C. Jester this morning, but for a depressing reason: A major culling of the beloved trees in the area.

The drought is to blame, most likely; the city has been taking down trees that have died of thirst and have become dangerous should a windstorm hit town.

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The trees need to come down, we guess, but it's a sad thing to see.

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LaLa
LaLa

I live in the area and lost 3 of the 4 in my yard as well. Losing the trees hurt bad enough, but having to pay an additional $1000 to have the trunks hauled away is like rubbing salt in the wound. :(  Anyone know if any good stump grinders/wood removal folks??

Tunnel Mole
Tunnel Mole

at the very least, they should ship 'em to a biomass plant--or do we only have fossil-fueled gen plants here?

sorry to see them go....

Stevotx
Stevotx

I have cursed the existance of most of those trees while playing disk golf.. But i really didnt mean it.. Sigh..

sbterry
sbterry

Sad to see them go, but glad that the city is doing the right thing by cutting them down now.  They are all just a tinderbox ready to ignite!  With hopefully cooler weather on the way, I'm glad the errant spark from a fireplace won't have the oppotunity to start a fire that could potentially take out entire neighborhoods and businesses.

Texantiff23
Texantiff23

Does anyone know what the city is doing with all the felled trees? I remember after Ike that the city's mulch plants were at full capacity, and many trees were taken to landfills. I'm curious if this will happen again.

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