'Hazardous' trees trimmed after residents complain

November 21, 2011 2:28:46 PM PST
We have an update on the outrage over a crop of trees planted in a northeast Houston neighborhood. After residents complained the trees were dangerous to drivers in the area, they have been trimmed.

Neighbors said the trees in the median along Wayside between Tidwell and Ley blocked the views of drivers and caused several accidents. Since our report earlier this month, the city's Parks and Recreation Department says it has looked into the issue.

"When we plant, we always go in afterwards and evaluate; public works, traffic department has guidelines on where to plant trees, visibility, sighting distance and we observe those," said Dale Temple with the City of Houston Parks and Recreation Department.

Volunteers worked on clearing sight lines last week, and we're told they will finish the job later this week.