The University announced they were trimming some of the contested oaks this morning. Well, I’ve heard from someone on site that they’ve “trimmed” seven of them to the ground. They’re now trying to get the rest of the tree squatters out of the trees.
While I consider myself an environmentalist, I’m with the University on this one. Most of the faculty, staff and students also seem to have had more than enough of the squatters and are looking forward to them finally being gone. Not that the squatters are going to disappear tomorrow, though, just because the University cuts down the trees they planted and have legal permission to remove.