Four mighty oaks line west end of Kellogg Avenue last year
Kellogg Avenue looking barren with two pin oaks gone
While it took 114 years to grow from tiny acorn to a towering shade tree, it took less than four hours today to reduce the majestic pin oak on Kellogg Avenue into a tidy jigsaw puzzle of logs loaded on the back of a big truck.
The tree stood on Kellogg Avenue, town land, but unfortunately its roots trespassed on church property. The Unitarian Universalist Society Church is in the midst of a major expansion, so cutting the roots in their way would have inevitably led to the death of the tree anyway. Ah, the price of progress.
The diminished view from Rao's Coffee
Last week Amherst Town Meeting voted to grant the church $106,000 in public money to restore a stained glass Tiffany window, Angel of the Lilies.
The cost to the general public for this expansion seems to keep going up.