Tree Work on Princeton Place has Begun

As you can see from the photographs below, the tree in front of 640 Princeton Place was removed yesterday. The other tree that is to be removed should be cut down on or about August 17th depending upon the weather. Both trees were designated for removal after a representative from DDOT’s Urban Forestry Administration decided that they were to far gone from rot and insects to be saved. As reported last week, in addition to these two trees DDOT intends to plant four new trees in empty tree boxes on the same block. Based on the orange dots located on the curbs, it appears that two new trees will be at the eastern end of the block and two will be at the western end of the block.


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5 Comments on “Tree Work on Princeton Place has Begun”

  1. Kent Says:

    I’m digging for a contact at DDOT’s UFA now. In a perfect world, what types of trees would you choose to replace these?

    • IMGoph Says:

      I can’t be certain, but from the picture, that looks like a scarlet oak, which is the city’s official tree. Replacing a majestic tree like this with some kind of small, decorative tree is, on some level, insulting to the city as a whole.

      I say go big or go home!

      • Angry Parakeet Says:

        I thought willow oak was the city’s official go-to-to-plant tree. Has that changed?

  2. mb Says:

    I just googled “smoke trees” and they are not very attractive, at least not to line a block with such beautiful existing trees. I don’t know why they can’t just replant Oaks. the smoke tree is more appropriate in someones yard.

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