Here is the area for the public library extension.
There were trees surrounding the square. Those on this side were cut. Maybe only two were cut. As Lyman says, they were planted too closely to begin with. Live oaks can have enormous canopies, but they need plenty of room.
At any rate, I feel a little sadness for those guys, but no anger. We have plenty of live oaks but only a small library.
They have poured some concrete slabs to the sides of the main building. I haven't seen the plans. Will they be outdoor public spaces? I'd like that.