Neighbors upset over trees being cut down on Spokane's South Hill

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by HONORA SWANSON & KREM.com

KREM.com

Posted on June 25, 2013 at 6:45 AM

Updated Tuesday, Jun 25 at 6:21 PM

SPOKANE, Wash. -- People on Spokane's South Hill are upset after they said trees were cut down without warning on south Crestline near 53rd.

More than 20 trees have been cut down. Neighbors said the trees have been around for over 20 years.

"We run up and down the street all the time and so we've always commented on the beauty of the trees," said Sylvia Quinn who lives in the area.

Residents said the city didn't let enough people know about the trees being cut down.

The City of Spokane said it put out a press release and knocked on doors in the area. Cutting down the trees is part of a project to add sidewalks and replace a water main.

The city said it had to cut the trees down to make way for more appropriate ones for the the power lines.

A spokesperson for the city said the trees will be replaced in the fall.

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