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Tree vandals

Original post made by Sean, Ohlone School, on Jun 2, 2012

Who is cutting down the trees along San Fran creek by 101? Isn't that illegal? I saw a guy with a chainsaw out behind the body shop destroying them. C'est la vie mon arbor.

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Posted by Anon.
a resident of Crescent Park
on Jun 2, 2012 at 6:39 pm

"Along" or "In" the creek ?

I think some public entity keeps the creek clean in case of another massive rain by trimming and cutting out large plants and trees as well as blockages that might occur. Do you think it might have been a city or county worker ?

If not, did you report it to the police?

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Posted by anonymous
a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Jun 4, 2012 at 1:00 pm

I can't help you on that, but I was surprised not to hear squawks from Palo Altans when all those trees and bushes were cut down alongside 101 and E. Bayshore Rd. Clearly, this is because of the highway widening/lane additions, but I saw a heckuva lot of greenery being removed one day as I drove on E. Bayshore recently...think of all the carbon dioxide that has been removed by those trees along the highway for all those years. I wonder if there will be room to add more greenery after all the construction is finished (I speak of Embarcadero Rd to San Antonio Rd) -- space between E Bayshore and 101.

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Posted by Neighbor
a resident of Adobe-Meadow
on Jun 5, 2012 at 6:25 pm

Santa Clara Water District just removed some trees along Adobe Creek. It's their property; they can do whatever they want with it. The Water District's bond measure paid for the removals.

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Posted by anymouse
a resident of Ohlone School
on Jun 5, 2012 at 8:03 pm

Took a ride past there today. Limbs are resting in creek bed still.
County workers would be tidier.

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Posted by Ruth K
a resident of Southgate
on Jun 18, 2012 at 4:27 pm

I walked my dog past there last Friday and found the trees mentioned. They are indeed growing inside the creek bank. Apparently whomever is doing this has abandoned the chain saw and is now poisoning said trees by boring holes in them and inserting little white funnels into which some liquid has been poured. This is truly disgusting! Go look for yourselves behind 2025 e. bayshore.

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Posted by Hmmm
a resident of East Palo Alto
on Jun 18, 2012 at 5:34 pm

Ruth - did you notice any authorities about what you saw w/the trees? Would it be the JPA or PA Public Works? I am not sure, but if what's happening is supposed to be happening, then they should let folks know. And if it's not supposed to be happening, it needs to be reported, perhaps.

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Posted by tree
a resident of Adobe-Meadow
on Aug 25, 2012 at 2:38 pm

Web Link
Nobody cares about it because it's on the east side of the freeway and too close to EPA.

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