The City of La Mesa has cut down all the shade trees along its commercial mainstreet, San Diego UrbDeZine reports.
This occurred as construction began on the La Mesa Downtown Streetscape “enhancement” project. Some of these trees were tattered, unhealthy, or buckling the sidewalks. However, rather than replacing these trees with environmentally and pedestrian friendly shade trees (e.g. native varieties like Western Sycamores, Live Oak, or Black Oak), the city removed nearly all the trees, problematic or not. Read more here