I picked up two new local community newspapers last week. Sure they're monthlies, but in this economy work is work. Besides, they're right in my own neighborhood! This first one deals with an issue I'm familiar with. After WWII Water Oaks were planted through out Jacksonville. Problem is the life span is only 50 years, so many of them are well past their lifespans. We had one removed from our yard a couple of years ago, and the entire interior trunk was literally full of water! The tree guy said it was a miracle it hadn't already fallen on our house. When he picked the trunk up with the crane, and it tilted to the side, it looked like a giant glass of water being poured out onto the ground. Riverside will probably lose a big part of it's historic canopy when these trees are removed, but the city is stepping up with a replanting schedule. And this time they're only using Live Oaks and Elms (longer lasting trees).