The Daily News is reporting today that local residents in and around the Lincoln center area are seething over the removal of trees to accommodate the sprawling tent city that is Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. The report notes that 56 trees deemed “dead” or “declining” by the city were removed six months prior to the event taking place but after the new location was picked. The trees, London Plane trees, were removed and 11 were transplanted to entirely new locations. A parks department spokesperson was quoted in the report as saying 100 new trees were being planted throughout and 340 in an adjacent park. Read the full article here.