TAMPA, Fla. (970 WFLA) — In Old Hyde Park, as in many of Tampa’s older neighborhoods, the canopy of mature trees is a point of pride for residents. Laurel oaks, many of which were planted when the neighborhood first flourished in the early 20th century, have stood tall and provided shade for decades. The scenic neighborhood even is a popular location for commercial photographic and video shoots. But with many of the trees reaching the end of their lifespans, Hyde Park Preservation Inc. is working with the city to remove and replace them.
Members of the neighborhood association this year have coordinated with officials in the city’s natural resources department to remove and replace about 100 dead or diseased trees lining neighborhood streets. Click Here to read the entire story at TBO.com.