|Phew, these beauties are just due for a trim.|
You may have also noticed that there have been some mighty menacing looking wood chippers around the neighborhood underneath these sacred trees. Well, fear not! They are only being trimmed. We talked with one of the workers on the ground on the 1900 block of E. Moyamensing and he kind of laughed at the notion that they would be cutting them down. "Nope, we're just trimming them," he said. He also dropped some knowledge on us. "These are London Plane Trees," he mentioned when we asked.
We always thought they were straight up American Sycamores -- which isn't that far off.
Still unfamiliar with these glorious oxygen producers that have come to define East Moyamensing Ave?
It's these beauties:
And like this one:
And this one as well: