We share this video to help the Waters community of today understand the level of vigilence needed when construction crews arrive. They think these plants are easily replacable and destroy ecologically and culturally sensitive areas without notifying us. The part of the garden being destroyed was created by Ms. Ballash's class. The perimeter, being destroyed (you can't transplant an oak in that manner without killing it) contained two trees dedicated to students who had passed away while at Waters. We have the video of the dedication ceremony with the family of the children whose memorial is being killed here.
Here's the video of the promises they broke and the actual destruction.
Our effort to get them to promise not to destory the garden was naive. The men making the promises could not be held to them, and indeed may not have had adequate power to make those promises.