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Planned Disposal of Six Heritage Trees on the Oak Knoll School Property Site

Original post made by Carol Taggart, Menlo Park, on May 25, 2008

This summer, most likely mid- to late-June, six heritage trees at Oak Knoll School in Menlo Park will be destroyed. During the span of one-hundred fifty to four-hundred fifty years their roots have hugged the earth and through them sent nourishment up through massive trunks into far-reaching branches and leaves. In turn, the canopies of these trees – four oaks, a pine, and Joshua tree have provided shelter and food for a myriad of birds, and squirrels. For the many children who have played there, they have provided shelter from the sun and rain, and for all of us, beauty. Soon, these mighty oxygen-producing trees will be gone, and for four of those trees a grassy soccer field, with demands for water, will be their replacement.

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Posted by Tania
a resident of South of Midtown
on May 26, 2008 at 9:52 am

Carol,
Do not dramatize the "harm and/or disposal of nesting birds", they will quickly find a new home.


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