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Granny oak tree faces one-week deadline

Original post made on Aug 31, 2011

Granny, the heritage oak tree at the center of a battle between a coalition of North Fair Oaks residents and the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC), may be cut down despite the neighborhood's best efforts to save the tree.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, August 30, 2011, 8:05 AM

Comments (4)

Posted by Artemus, a resident of Greendell/Walnut Grove
on Aug 31, 2011 at 11:14 am

This is truly a crime against nature. Why must mans development be so blind. This tree has been here for hundreds of years, and yet somehow a pipeline plan ignores it and plods right through it. This is how we lose our connection to nature in our community. We don't have hundreds of years to grow another one. We need to save this one.

I think SFPUC should avoid the tree, create a park for the county and have the county pick up the maintenance. They could tout this act as a service to the community and get great PR for their efforts.

I realize the SFPUC is probably short on budget and will say it can't afford it, but they probably have a budget line item for PR and goodwill somewhere (or should have) and want to forge a mutual respect relationship to the community in which it serves.

Let's all offer constructive ideas. I realize mine is novice and lacking in some of the facts and reality surrounding this case, but someone out there knows enough to propose a solution which serves us all.

Save Grandma!!!

Posted by Walter_E_Wallis, a resident of Midtown
on Aug 31, 2011 at 5:59 pm

Walter_E_Wallis is a registered user.

Plant two new ones and get on with it.

Posted by Save Granny!, a resident of Green Acres
on Aug 31, 2011 at 9:22 pm

Walter, didn't you read the prior post? It takes hundreds of years to replace the tree! Geez... perhaps you think all things old that get in the way of "progress" should just be destroyed to make room for the new generation?

Posted by Walter_E_Wallis, a resident of Midtown
on Sep 1, 2011 at 10:01 pm

Walter_E_Wallis is a registered user.

It is only a tree. So plant 100 oaks.

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