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40 of California Avenues Newly Planted Trees are Timmed - WHY?

Original post made by Lois, Midtown, on Nov 25, 2010

An article in the Daily News on Thanksgiving Day reveals that a tree trimming crew has "harshly pruned" about 40 of the newly planted trees on California Avenue to remove potentially hazardous eye-level branches. Our City arborist didn't know who trimmed the trees or why. We are, however, assured that City staff are investigating.

Do you get the feeling that our City is losing control of it's hired contractors. Who supervises them anyway?

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Posted by read it
a resident of Midtown
on Nov 25, 2010 at 12:58 pm

Official city web site: Web Link

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Posted by Walter_E_Wallis
a resident of Midtown
on Nov 25, 2010 at 1:53 pm

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Posted by Outside Observer
a resident of another community
on Nov 26, 2010 at 12:31 am

For those who want to farm out City services, please take note.

Although the idea of farming out services is valid, it assumes that City management staff is competent to oversee outsourced contractor's activities.

This is a case in point to show that assumption invalid.

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Posted by Deep Throat
a resident of another community
on Nov 28, 2010 at 1:57 pm

What is the date that the trees were pruned? What is the date that Eric Krebs initiated his retirement from the City of Palo Alto?

The City of Palo Alto disclosed the tree cutting in the News Focus section of its website instead of the Press Releases section of the website. A press release would have included the name of a contact person who was responsible for omitting the date of the tree cutting from the news item.

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Posted by David
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Nov 28, 2010 at 7:31 pm

THIS IS NOT NEWS! Look at the trees and you will realize that there is nothing wrong with when and how they were pruned. This IS the best time to prune the trees (dormant/cold season).

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