Just 3 hours after this morning’s “06880” story about the possible destruction of a stand of grand oak trees hanging over Mark Donovan’s property on Prospect Road, a work crew arrived with chainsaws.
They were ready to cut the trees, to make way for a developer’s new home.
Donovan — who is concerned about environmental and esthetic impacts, along with effects on the stone walls supported by the trees’ root systems, and possible changes to water runoff — and his family reacted quickly. They sat underneath the canopy, on their own land.
Concerned for safety, the crew has not yet begun cutting.
The Donovans, meanwhile, served coffee and cake to the work crew.