Yep, I know. And it's ugly all over China too.
And compared to what it was, it's appallingly ugly. That one tree you see left in the second photo--that's a little tree.
The road was clear, the overhang was managed, trucks and buses routinely took that road to the factory at the other end, and the trees reached up to the roof tops. Some retard gave up whatever management program they'd had in place already for what I can't imagine would be less than a decade and cut them all down instead.
Top picture, the building in the background--that's new construction replacing a crappy 2 story building recently torn down. Guess who probably arranged what for the trees.
Actually, by way of sort-of-contrast, here's a crappy photo from last winter--the building dominates because I was trying to record the slow decay of that gigantic icicle, but you can see some of the street on the left: