Some protesters were arrested for trying to block the removal last Wednesday. They say it was an unnecessary destruction of a valuable eco-system.
"The trees are gone. Our focus now is to make sure something like this never happens again. The will of the people has to be honored. It's still our government," said Arcadia resident Glenn Owens.
The residents hired an engineer, who said the project could have been done without removing the trees. Residents say they have a thousand signatures requesting an independent investigation.