Dear Editor:I would like to know if the city plans on replacing all the parkway trees that were removed a few months ago on the stretch of Stewart and Gray between Lakewood and Brookshire.
The street looks bare and ugly without them, and there is no shade to park under. I was told they were removed due to their invasive roots damaging the sidewalk.
I think it is time this city hired somebody with some actual horticultural knowledge to decide which parkway trees to plant so as not to cause damage to sidewalks, and to keep our city visually appealing. South Gate has been revitalizing their streets by planting many new trees and their neighborhoods are looking much nicer as a result.
There certainly are many more bare streets in Downey that would look much better if they had some parkway trees, not to mention it would help keep our property values up and help the environment at the same time.
Matthew Millard Downey
********** Published: June 13, 2013 - Volume 12 - Issue 09