Tree Removal Project to Be Completed in Time for Marathon
The City of West U’s tree removal project will be completed in time for Sunday’s Chevron Houston Marathon, Public Works Director Chris Peifer said.
All of the trees will be planted and the area will be cleaned up by Friday afternoon, he said.
A new oak tree was planted along University Boulevard early Monday morning before heavy rains hit the West U area.
By Wednesday afternoon, two trees had been planted along University and one tree had been planted on Auden. Holes had also been dug out and prepped for the remaining two trees.
Tri-sports will be planting the sixth tree near the teacher parking lot at the West University Elementary School. It is unknown at this time when the tree will be planted.
The city removed eight dying Live Oak trees along University and Auden before Christmas.
The trees, which were more than 60 years old, were located on the southwest corner of the West University Elementary School. Six were located on University and two were located on Auden.
The trees are being replaced with Mexican Monterrey White Oaks, which are more resistant to drought and oak wilt.
The city, Tri-Sports and the West University Elementary School PTO funded the $30,000 project.