Blades, I haven’t seen that particular stretch, but I have noticed some pretty egregious pruning of street trees recently. California south of Morgan has some hideous examples – I saw one tree that had its main trunk and leader removed halfway up, and many others with large branches just hacked in half. Many of the trees along the Avalon construction route have been butchered, and now look like stalks of broccoli sliced lengthwise. I’m not sure who is doing this, but Parks employees are generally not qualified for this work. Unfortunately, from what I’ve seen lately, neither are the arborists and tree companies contracted by the City. SDOT is in charge of street trees, so that explains a lot.