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There is no clear-cut answer for pecan tree removal in Govalle neighborhood

Tuesday, February 26, 2019 by Jessi Devenyns

After five trees were removed last September in the Govalle neighborhood, causing such an uproar that it influenced changes in how the city permits tree removal for demolition permits, things seemed to have calmed down on Gonzales Street. Whether out of respect or to taunt the ghosts of the former pecan grove that was the Govalle neighborhood, the developer, Urbane Roost, named the development Pecan Village. The three redeveloped lots will now hold six houses and a host of newly planted trees. This development came just before another Govalle neighborhood property was demolished without the proper permitting, causing the neighborhood to fear for the future of a grove of 75 mature, producing pecan trees that abuts the property.

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