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?