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scars on the hills

Original post made by Sarah, South of Midtown, on Jul 28, 2009

Why are our green hills balding, Committee For Green Foothills?

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Posted by Walter_E_Wallis
a resident of Midtown
on Jul 28, 2009 at 2:02 am

Walter_E_Wallis is a registered user.

You want green hills? Go to Oregon. Contrary to their name, the GF prevents the only way to green our foothills, development. Otherwise the hills get brown in summer.

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Posted by Sarah
a resident of South of Midtown
on Jul 29, 2009 at 1:32 am

Hi Mr. Wallis. I'm talking about the deforestation that's going on--the clearing of the trees, and the visible destruction from the cement company. (I'm not talking about the East Bay hills. I'm talking about our foothills, those green things up there filled with trees.) But now I'm curious. In what way do you believe development of the hills would make them look greener? Is there some new roofing trend I don't know about?

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Posted by Rick
a resident of Charleston Gardens
on Jul 30, 2009 at 11:43 am

I'm much more concerned about the destruction of our nearby trees when massive projects tear out mature trees like what happened at the old Rickys-Hyett location. There were dozens of mature redwoods taken down.

Thousands of new residents are coming and there are no new parks, trees planned.

Also where the power lines are not placed underground the trees are topped. Giant oaks are left with a flat top.

I wonder how many trees Sarah has in her yard?
How about the commercial bldgs that are 100% lot coverage and have no trees at all. They should have 20 ft min setbacks all around them so trees can be planted.

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