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Residents fight to save old oak tree

Original post made on May 16, 2011

Residents of North Fair Oaks will be out in force Monday morning (May 16) to prevent the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission from cutting down an old oak tree that is the "pride of the North Fair Oaks" area, said resident Mary Ann Mullen in a press release.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Monday, May 16, 2011, 6:08 AM

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Posted by Michael G. Stogner, a resident of another community
on May 18, 2011 at 12:39 pm

What a Great example of citizens coming together to do their best to make sure every effort was made to save this tree.

This tree is in San Mateo County, which has a tree ordinance. It is located on property owned by SFPUC, but none the less is in San Mateo County.

Maureen Barry SFPUC spokesperson says the utility doesn't need a permit because the tree is clearly on land it owns. This is exactly the type of discussion that should have taken place a long time ago, in public.

There are a lot of land owners that wish that statement were true. That is why we have county ordinances.

Yesterday County officials met with representatives of the SFPUC.

The big question is whether SFPUC is immune from San Mateo County's tree ordinance.


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