GovernmentCity GovernmentNews Scene in Edmonds: Tree removal near railroad crossing May 26, 2015 578 4 Barry Erlich submitted these photos of tree removal at the foot of Main Street near the Edmonds ferry terminal Tuesday morning. According to City of Edmonds Parks Manager Rich Lindsay, the City Engineering Department requested this Hornbeam tree be removed because it was blocking BNSF railroad crossing lights. Lindsay noted that he had the tree pruned down last fall, but when it leafed out this spring it still blocked the lights, so it needed to be removed for safety at the railroad crossing. The parks department plans to put a container planter with flowers over the site, Lindsay said. “While we regret the loss of the tree, public safety is paramount in some locations and the railroad crossing is one of them,” added City Development Director Shane Hope.