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Granny saved: SFPUC agrees to tunnel under tree

Original post made on Oct 4, 2011

After months of concern over Granny's fate, the heritage oak tree will survive the construction of a new water pipeline. The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) announced on Oct. 3 that it would tunnel under the tree, thanks to San Mateo County's proposal to create a new park to let the public enjoy the tree.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, October 4, 2011, 8:29 AM

Comments (5)

Posted by Elizabeth, a resident of Midtown
on Oct 4, 2011 at 10:59 am

This is wonderful news! Please be careful when you're tunneling. Take care of those roots so granny will survive and thrive!


Posted by elizabeth, a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Oct 4, 2011 at 11:18 am

Hats off to Mr. Van Thiel and all the people who made this happen! They know who they are and they have done a huge service to their neighborhood and the peninsula community at large.


Posted by Anon., a resident of Crescent Park
on Oct 4, 2011 at 11:46 am

Very nice ... but a quarter of million price is an awful lot of money for a tree.


Posted by Anon., a resident of Crescent Park
on Oct 4, 2011 at 11:48 am

When this is done I hope we get some nice pictures of the tree and the pipeline so we can see what it all looks like.


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

Walter_E_Wallis is a registered user.

50 cents worth of acorns or a quarter million bucks...No contest.


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