There is no link between those trees and history except that history shows us that people often die for the silliest of reasons. Yes, if a tree cannot be trimmed so that it's not a threat to drivers and pedestrians, it should be removed as soon as possible. Freezing us in someone's naive idea of what "the past" looked like is just plain ignorant. The world changes, even our little part of it, all the time. Nostalgia should not be the basis for public policy.
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