Battle to save trees in Burlington's City Hall Park continues

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BURLINGTON, Vt. The battle to save trees in Burlington's City Hall Park continues.

Over the weekend, a group advocating to save the trees, 'Keep the Park Green' -- posted messages on each tree slated to be cut down -- to further convince the public they should stay. The group says the trees are healthy, but the city disagrees. Poor health, species incompatibility and not fitting the new park design are some of the reasons the city plans to remove 32 of the 56 trees. The plan also calls for planting 14 new trees.

“We don't want this design, it's not what people come to the park for, this is much more the type of design you'd see outside of a hospital with small saplings and shrubs. We want a park with trees. Trees make a park, a park,” said Monique Fordham, of 'Keep the Park Green'

Burlington's development review board will make the final decision on the parks design at a meeting Wednesday night.