Over the Spring Break 2012, a huge "twin" redwood was cut down despite being behind a protective fence complete with a phone number to report any unpermitted damage to the trees. The posted phone number does not answer: 329-2927. There was no advance notice to the school community the twin redwood would be removed.
What is going on? Is this a very expensive mistake by a contractor run amok? Or, dId the Palo Alto Unified School District give very quiet permission to remove the twin and grind out the stumps, too? Why bother with a protective fence if the trees were to be removed? This is all very odd since some other trees were "accidently" removed at Fairmeadow School a while ago and the protective fence around the twin redwood was installed specifically to prevent such another accident.
After the press release, newspaper stories, signs, and great care taken before removal of an old oak at Walter Hays School a week ago, I ask why did not Fairmeadow School recieve such notice and care for its heritage trees? If this was all a mistake, who by name will be held responsible?