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Road Project Could Endanger Tall Trees

perkavetreesLansdale officials are doing what they can to save mature trees along Perkiomen Avenue. The trees (a few pictured here) are more than 75 years old and as tall as 80 feet, with root systems pushing up under the road surface and lifting curbs and sidewalk blocks in spots.  A road reconstruction project puts them in danger, and homeowners will have to pay for removing any dead trees at a cost of more than $3,000 each.  Mayor Andy Szekely says that’s not fair, and he hopes they can do the road work without causing harm.  He says studies show that home buyers want trees.

“Trees add $5,000 to $10,000 to the value of a home, so I think if we can help them along and make some compromises, I think it’s a win-win for the residents as well as for the borough.”

Perkiomen Avenue homeowners are already paying to replace their curbs and sidewalks.
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