A 60 year plus (dbh~3 feet) Western Red Cedar (Thuja plicata) has pavement covering the front half of the base. The road pavement has been in place for many years. The CAO of the Village informs me the tree is "looking bad" and intends to remove the pavement and plant impatiens below to beautify for the Communities in Bloom Conference to be held here (Harrison Hot Springs, BC) in late spring or early summer. It doesn't look that "bad" to me. I think disturbing the roots could cause damage to them. What do other forum users think?