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SFPUC stops work around heritage oak

Original post made on May 19, 2011

The SFPUC ensconced a heritage oak tree within an "avoidance area" and directed the agency's contractor to stop work within that boundary for now in response to a major outcry by residents of the unincorporated Menlo Park neighborhood where it grows. The agency had planned to cut down the tree.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, May 18, 2011, 4:53 PM

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Posted by Lisa Sousa
a resident of Atherton: West Atherton
on May 19, 2011 at 2:14 pm

Public agencies shouldn't be exempt from ordinances! The city of menlo park is part of the public being served by ced agency, and should therefore be subject to any and all ordinances. by any city.

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Posted by Interested
a resident of another community
on May 19, 2011 at 6:15 pm

Hope when the big one comes and there's no water ,your all sitting around that tree singining Kumbya. You have to love California

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Posted by sadfsf
a resident of Menlo Park: Belle Haven
on May 20, 2011 at 12:05 am

this is quite dissapointing. loud minority messing it up for everyone else. DESTROY THAT TREE!!!!

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Posted by Will B
a resident of Menlo Park: Downtown
on May 20, 2011 at 12:57 pm

It is so bizarre that Menlo Park, Atherton, PA, Woodside, PV, all these communties around here, all have ordinances re. taking "heritage" trees down and the SFPUC doesn't give a rats patootie about this tree! Are they jealous cuz they don't have great big 'ol trees up in SF? Oh, and by the way, to the writer from BelleHaven neighborhood, who poured sour milk on your Wheaties this morning??? "DESTROY THAT TREE!!!!" Are you nuts?

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Posted by sadfsf
a resident of Menlo Park: Belle Haven
on May 20, 2011 at 2:06 pm

its disgusting that all the rich people spend so much resources protecting "heritage" while poor people like us need all the resources available to sustain basic living conditions. if you love trees so much stop using wood products, stop using paper, don't have a fireplace, don't have a bbq, and don't request paper bags at the grocery instead of plastic. they are cutting down trees elsewhere to provide the life you have. Why is "granny" better than any other tree? [Portion removed; see terms of use]

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