STAMFORD - Residents of one Stamford neighborhood are upset tonight over a decision by city officials to remove trees in order for damaged sidewalks to be repaired.

City officials defended their decision by saying that they received numerous complaints about the sidewalks and that the root of the problem is the trees themselves. The officials plan to dig up the old sidewalk completely and then replace it with a new one.

For now, residents will be allowed to discuss alternative ideas at a public hearing, saying they plan to fight the city to keep the trees in place.