http://paloaltoonline.com/square/print/2007/11/15/open-space-district-to-remove-dead-oak-trees


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Open space district to remove dead oak trees

Original post made on Nov 15, 2007

Two trees that have succumbed to Sudden Oak Death will be removed in the next month from the Los Trancos Open Space Preserve because they pose potential health hazards to hikers, according to the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, October 11, 2007, 12:14 PM

Comments

Posted by Bill Bauriedel, a resident of Fairmeadow School
on Nov 15, 2007 at 9:46 am

In the October 11th issue of Palo Alto Online there is a sentence which reads "Two trees ... will be removed in the next month from the Los Trancos Open Space Preserve because they pose potential health hazards to hikers." I wonder what those health hazards might be. I've hiked in many areas where sudden oak death syndrome is present and have never heard that it was a health risk to people. Perhaps what is meant is that the trees will eventually fall and if someone happens to be under the tree when it falls then it could injure them. But then, that isn't limited to trees that have died from sudden oak death syndrome.


Posted by Walter_E_Wallis, a resident of Midtown
on Nov 17, 2007 at 6:23 am

Removal of a dead tree is newsworthy?