Brickell Residents Protest Tree Plantings

MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Some residents of the Brickell area in Miami are outraged over how trees were just planted around the community.

According to the residents, the trees, 27 of them, were planted beneath larger trees or too close to the existing tree canopy.

The residents formed a group on Facebook called Brickell Unites to Save the Trees and planned a protest for 3 p.m. Sunday afternoon at Brickell Avenue and NE 16 Street.

The group blames the city commissioner for the area, Marc Sarnoff, for the alleged poorly planted trees.

Photos of replanting from Brickell Unites to Save the Trees

Trees in the area had to be replaced after some of the older trees were removed.

Residents believe the new trees will not survive if not placed in an open location where they can receive light and not touch the existing trees.

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