Wow. When I was a kid I didn’t mind skipping right past France. Now it’s gonna be one of, if not my favorite WS pavilion.
So clickbait sites are wrong that they're gone for good? It wasn't to free up more space to walk? Didn't they just move them from the courtyard to the walkway to Rat? lol. But they did cement in the places for the trees, not that it can't be undone, of course.New ones will be installed next year.
They do that sort of stuff all the time. Sometimes the trees just grow too big for the location so they remove them for reuse somewhere else and then new ones return with appropriate scale. And those had indeed grown a little too large for the location.Trees have been removed that run beside the fountain leading to Impressions...
I know it is a small loss but as a landscaping nerd, I am extremely disappointed with this decision if there are no replacements on the way.