Landscape crews last week chopped down 16 live oak trees lining the west side of Yale St. just south of White Oak, along the eastern border of the second of Trammell Crow Residential’s Alexan Heights apartment complexes. A similar scene took place last year in front of the Alexan Heights north of White Oak and 6th St. (at right in the above photo).
A reader sent in pics of the recent street-tree sawfest:
As with the other apartments, the tree chopping was approved by the city. According to plans prepared by landscape firm Kudela & Weinheimer (whose logo on a banner hangs conveniently on the fence in the photo below), the trees along Yale St., Allston, 5th, and 6th streets will be replaced after construction with new trees on the inside of the sidewalk, many of them live oaks.
Plans approved by the city show 12 new trees lining Yale between 5th and 6th.
- Previously on Swamplot: Unwiring the Yale St. Oaks in Front of the Alexan Heights Apartments; Allston or Nothing: Side Street Now at Center of Alexan Yale Apartment Dispute; A Second Midrise Alexan Planned Right Beside the First One on Yale
Photos: John Sheeren