The Preston street BIA has been planning for some years to install a sculptural bit of landscaping at Preston and Gladstone. Called the Bambinos, it is a concrete installation suggesting family, and a soccer team, and is a gateway to the Italian community.
Some serious digging has been going on at the corner of Preston and Gladstone recently. I can only presume that they are installing the foundations for these sculptures.
While preparing a new foundation on the northeast corner, they uncovered an older one. Notice the tree on the crest of the little hill, beside the red stake:
Last week, they decided another tree had to go to make room for the Bambinos. Astonishingly, it took barely 20 minutes between the arrival of the wood cutting service, and its departure, having speed-cut the tree, chopped it into sections, and then chipped it into a bazillion little chunks to serve out its next life a wood chips.