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Old 04-15-2013, 08:19 AM
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This city street [found in another thread] is an example of too many street trees.

https://maps.google.com/maps?q=1750+...G0ck-JFUKyJwWg

But too many street trees are the least of its problems.
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Old 04-15-2013, 09:53 AM
 
Location: Vallejo
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This city street [found in another thread] is an example of too many street trees.

https://maps.google.com/maps?q=1750+...G0ck-JFUKyJwWg

But too many street trees are the least of its problems.
Looks more like an example of too many buildings than too many trees. I don't see how the trees are causing any issues. I guess in the fall when the leaves fall since the neighborhood is abandoned... but then, even when they're not you go into some lower-class neighborhoods that have hit a tipping point and everyone has the mentality of why should I lift a finger.
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Old 04-15-2013, 12:27 PM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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This city street [found in another thread] is an example of too many street trees.

https://maps.google.com/maps?q=1750+...G0ck-JFUKyJwWg

But too many street trees are the least of its problems.
I see only five or six street trees; the stuff growing up alongside the abandoned buildings are overgrown weed trees (look at all that sumac) and shrubs. Not quite the same thing ...
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Old 04-15-2013, 12:38 PM
 
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in general I LIKE street trees.

OTOH looking at that image from the OP - the street is narrow AND the front yards are small, AND the trees overhang. It looks pretty dark, I can see someone finding it too dark. OTOH that appears to be summer, when the foliage is thickest, and the shade is most desirable.

I wonder if its the choice of which trees - perhaps trees could have been picked that had differently shaped canopies, so as to shade the sidewalks, but allow more light down into the street?
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Old 04-15-2013, 12:39 PM
 
Location: The Port City is rising.
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I see only five or six street trees; the stuff growing up alongside the abandoned buildings are overgrown weed trees (look at all that sumac) and shrubs. Not quite the same thing ...

they are obstructing the sidewalk and not shading it.
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Old 04-15-2013, 12:48 PM
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they are obstructing the sidewalk and not shading it.
Presumably someone owns the property. Get the property owner to cut them back. That's what they do here.
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Old 04-15-2013, 01:03 PM
 
Location: The Port City is rising.
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Presumably someone owns the property. Get the property owner to cut them back. That's what they do here.

Looking at the units across the street, I would suggest that for whatever reasons (resources?) the city of Cleveland is NOT really keeping on the property owners to follow local codes.
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Old 04-15-2013, 06:43 PM
 
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I see only five or six street trees; the stuff growing up alongside the abandoned buildings are overgrown weed trees (look at all that sumac) and shrubs. Not quite the same thing ...
https://www.ohiodnr.com/dnap/invasiv...4/Default.aspx
The worst of them is the tree of heaven.
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Old 04-15-2013, 07:15 PM
 
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they are obstructing the sidewalk and not shading it.
So walk in the street. No one lives there, what do you think that gets, five cars an hour? Plus it gives you better sight lines and awareness of your surroundings, something I'd pay attention to in Detroit. Obviously, it would be nice if whoever owned the property trimmed there hedges once ever five years... but then that's why they're abandoned. The original owners probably left it to the banks who just wrote off the loss since the buildings are only fit to be demolished which would cost money while the land they're on is basically worthless.
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Old 04-15-2013, 07:34 PM
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Looking at the units across the street, I would suggest that for whatever reasons (resources?) the city of Cleveland is NOT really keeping on the property owners to follow local codes.
I don't think Cleveland is *that* badly off.
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