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Two dozen trees saved on El Camino Real

Original post made on Aug 10, 2011

Late last year Mountain View marked for removal 28 red oak trees planted in the 1970s on El Camino Real. The oaks were lifting and cracking sidewalks between Grant Road and Castro streets. The city was able to save all but three.

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Posted by Ronna Devincenzi
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Aug 10, 2011 at 11:02 am

Is the tree advisor for Palo Alto Public Works interested in seeing how they handled this so successfully in Mountain View?

Kudos to the Mountain View Parks & Open Spaces Dept. & in particlar, to Bruce Hurlburt.

Palo Alto could take a lesson from all of you, particularly because parts of downtown Mountain View's street trees were clear-cut within the past 15 years or so & not just once, but twice.


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Posted by Sue
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Aug 10, 2011 at 4:22 pm

Too bad Palo Alto had an incompetant Public Works Department when they allowed all the trees on California Avenue to be chopped down.


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Posted by Janet Gardiner
a resident of Midtown
on Aug 10, 2011 at 5:24 pm

Way to go, Bruce! I praise your environmental responsibility and wish that Palo Alto had decision-makers as competent and honest as you are!


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Posted by NeedTrees
a resident of Midtown
on Aug 10, 2011 at 6:28 pm

Trees are VERY important. When planting, make good plans for the needs of the trees roots, and branches and not have to have cement right up to the tree base. Give them some room!! and support with water when needed.
Trees give us beauty, SHADE, and places for birds & creatures. And trees give us peace and serenity.


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