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Hundreds of trees to be cut down in Pasco neighborhood

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WESLEY CHAPEL (FOX 13) -

It looks like a community in Wesley Chapel named Seven Oaks may be losing more than 2,000 of its prized trees. They are going to be chopped down, and some residents are not happy about it.

"We love our trees," Barbara Delgrasso said. "This is ridiculous."

The elected board of homeowners that oversees Seven Oaks, called a community development board, just voted to cut the trees because they are afraid of problems in the future. They say the roots will grow and cause the sidewalk and roads to crack

lt cost about half a million dollars to get rid of the existing oaks and plant a new variety of tree in their place.

"But those costs would be small compared to what it would take to repair the sidewalks, streets and curbing in years ahead," said board member John Christensen.

It is unclear who is going to pay for the solution.

Watch Ken Suarez's full report in the video player above.

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