Santa Claus makes many magical things happen.
One thing he can’t do, though, is prevent the cutting of trees on private property.
Yesterday, “06880” reported that a near-1oo-year-old oak tree in the setback near Mark Donovan’s Prospect Road home was felled.
Developer Joe Feinleib of Coastal Construction bought the property that the trees sit on. He is cutting a number of the trees there, before building a new residence for his family.
As of this morning, Donovan says, 3 of the 5 oaks — whose branches overhang his property — have been cut down.
Awaiting the inevitable, he hung a swing on one of the major branches. Santa stopped by to lend support.
Meanwhile, Donovan invites interested Westporters to visit him, enjoy coffee and cake, and watch the final trees come down.
He and his family will be at 22 Prospect Road, behind the barn.