FOX 2 gets problem tree removed after 3-year ordeal
A west St. Louis Resident has been fighting for three years to get the St. Louis Forestry Department to cut down a city owned tree in front of her house on Waterman Street.
The City inspected the tree in 2020 said it was dead and would be taken down in six to nine months. The tree is still standing three years later.
"I'm just disheartened and disappointed. I'm at a road block. I've talked to everyone that I can from the superintendent on up to the mayor's office and the buck just keeps getting passed," said Olivia Pruitt-Payne.
Pruitt-Payne worries about the tree falling on her house in a storm. She’s had some real reminders of the dangers along the way.