Burlington neighbors heartbroken that historic trees must be removed because of safety concerns

BURLINGTON, N.C. -- Some of Burlington's most attractive homes are in the West Davis Street/Fountain Place Historic District. Jeff Parsons is Burlington's cemetery and grounds superintendent. To him, what really stands out about the community are the trees.

"When folks want to show off Burlington, you come down to Davis and Fountain Place," Parsons said.

Massive oak trees line West Davis Street. Some say the trees were planted over 70 years ago to honor local World War II veterans. The oaks...

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