Look what some Heights residents did:
A group of homeowners in the Houston Heights district is claiming victory after it managed to save several 150-year-old oak trees.
The seed, you might say, was planted last April when a grass roots movement to save the pair of trees and its resident night herons confronted a developer over a double lot on Ashland Street destined for town homes.
The Houston Heights Association ended up buying the property. Over the past year, it carved out a contract to save the lot, but with a custom-designed set of deed restrictions.
“That would protect trees,” said Joellen Snow with the Heights Association. “Those restrictions have been recorded and now we’ve found this wonderful young family to purchase the property and build their dream home.”