Neighbors said some of the trees were well over 60 years old.
Now, not much is left in the wooded area as crews tore down hundreds of trees.
On Monday, Town Manager Ron Van Winkle said the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection agree to stop work on the project.
State officials said the trees and bushes were removed because of flooding problems and the need to protect homeowners.
Without the work, DEEP said homeowners could be forced to purchase flood insurance, which costs, on average, $2,000 per year.
"No one over here is against flood control. Many of us have had water in the streets. Water in our yards and water in the basement," said neighbor Paul Palmer. "The destruction that they did completely changed the character of the neighborhood."
Neighbors said they were never given any notice about the project.
"There was very little information that was given to the neighbors and community about what was going on," Palmer said.
Officials will be attending the town council meeting on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. to answer questions.
There will also be a public meeting with the neighborhood on Wednesday, Nov. 4 at 6:30 p.m. in town hall council chambers.
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