Editor’s note: Now this is a well thought out street tree philosophy. Imagine the idea that trees have a “life-cycle” and need to be replaced at a certain point. Wyomissing also employs two certified arborists to maintain their trees!
Driving through Wyomissing, one immediately notices the tall, sturdy trees that line the streets, providing shade and suburban character.
But Jim Babb, borough public works and property manager, wants to make it clear that some of these octogenarian red oak trees are nearing the end of their long lives.
Soon, they will have to be replaced by baby red oaks that will take decades to reach the height attained by the current trees.