Below is a link to a recent article in the Herald-Sun. It looks at a specific threat to endangered old trees in Durham's Trinity Park neighborhood.
Power line pruning, compacted soil, increased automobile traffic, and road/sidewalk repairs have been taking a toll on many 75-80 year old street tree plantings in several historic neighborhoods around Durham. How to best preserve these trees and plan for their ultimate demise presents a difficult problem that won't be going away any time soon. Look for more related articles in the future