Unfortunately Ive yet to find an American city that takes trees seriously, so yeah, I wouldnt trust them either,-City gets federal money to upgrade Melnea Cass to a quasi-highway
-Opposition rejects the proposal
-City, not wanting to lose 25 million comes back with a plan to rebuild MC with protected bike lanes, cycle tracks around bus stops, raised pedestrian and bike crossings, tidal flooding infrastructure, and the removal of 124 trees (including 25 labelled as "dead") to be replaced by 205 trees.
-Conservation law foundation comes in and says the tree wardens of the city are required to have held a hearing especially as this is a social justice neighborhood and that mature trees are more environmentally sound than saplings/will the new trees actually be maintained to full maturity/rising temperatures and loss of canopy.
205 new trees sounds great, but 3 years from project finish date, how many of those will still be alive? 10 years from now, how many will be of significant size and provide coverage?
As long as cities keep buying the cheapest sticks they can find, and calling them trees, insisting that a 4x4 well is enough to support a tree, and then not caring for them so they immediatly die...the residents have a point.
Bonus: Cities place no restriction on the amount of salt/chemicals used on sidewalks in the winter, which in turn kills all the trees.