Forest Hills Tree Horror Should Have Happy, Green Ending

Toole Square, Tuesday, March 17, 2015. Credit: Chris Helms

Residents, especially those not clued in to the massive Casey Arborway project, are expressing sadness or even outrage over the removal of 160 trees from around Forest Hills Station. What planners haven't done very well is explain that by project's end, there will be about 400 more trees than before the crews started cutting them down. The devastation is easy to see. It's to make way for new streets and reconfigured facilities as part of the razing of the Casey Overpass and switch to a network of surface roads.