Overland Park residents worry city road work could lead to removal of dozens of mature trees

Residents in the Monitor Square and Briarford Place neighborhoods near 103rd and Roe are voicing concerns about the city's plan to do major road work that could require the removal of up to 24 fully mature trees near the streets. Above, trees in the Monitor Square neighborhood. Photo credit Leah Wankum.

It was the trees that settled it for Julie and Kevin Morris as they were choosing between homes in northern Overland Park and the Blue Valley area thirteen years ago.

Shady streets under a canopy of big, beautiful trees.