It seems that the taproot on several trees have grown in a sideways convention that is putting undue pressure under a few city sidewalks. To stop the trees from doing more damage, crews have been removing trees along Fourth and Commercial (Check streets) and filling in the holes with gravel.
"In some major cities trees are planted in boxes, so that they can be removed easier when they get to big," said Tom Arnold of Raymond Public Works.
The holes that are left from the evacuation of the trees are currently being filled with gravel as the decision will be made as to weather or not to replace the trees as before or if another approach that will be less evasive to the urban terrain is the solution.
But for now, citizens should not be concerned, and mind their step in the areas that have had trees removed.