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Felling of rare acacia trees leaves Westmount residents divided – Montreal
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Felling of rare acacia trees leaves Westmount residents divided – Montreal

Residents who live near Westmount’s King George Park are left bitterly divided over the city’s five-year action plan to manage the felling and cultivation of trees in the park. This fall, the city cut down 30 acacia trees that had been in the park for decades. Mayor Christina Smith says the city awarded a public-tender contract to forestry experts Trame-Vert, who are assisting the city with their park project plan.The firm’s experts deemed the trees diseased, dead, or in danger of losing branches and injuring passersby. Another 60 are slated to be cut down.“What would happen if a tree fell and hurt someone and I knew that there was a structural issue on a tree and it hurt a child,” Smith said. “If I did not act because a resident asked me not to take down that tree, that is not go...