CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - After a long fight, the trees will soon be coming down along Park Road.
It's been an ongoing battle now for more than a year.
Despite protests from some area residents, the city is slated to start cutting down trees along Park Road in the Sedgefield community to make way for a sidewalk.
Last spring, neighbors tried to keep a sidewalk from being built, in an effort to save the trees.
It's been a controversial project as those same neighbors even hired a lawyer.
City planners say the sidewalk is needed because of the heavy pedestrian traffic in the area.
Homeowners say this project is a waste of taxpayer money.