Parks has received numerous requests from the residents along Colby Avenue to remove the Colby Avenue median trees because of root invasion that has cracked and elevated streets and sidewalks. Additionally, there have been reports of limbs falling, and some residents are reporting allergic reactions to the leaves and hairs that come from the trees. As a result, the Parks and Facilities Department hired two independent consultants to conduct a tree study to assess the health of the trees along Colby Avenue. In addition, the departments’ Arborist also did an assessment. This information was shared with the Park Board/Tree Committee who felt that Parks needed to come up with a long-term plan for the Colby median trees.