Guest opinion: Walsh Road residents not required to clear buffer
Original post made on Aug 12, 2008
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on Aug 12, 2008 at 2:41 pm
Is this really a rule anyone would like to see applied along Walsh Road, in Woodside, etc? given the typical lot sizes, where the house is usually within 100-150 feet of the property line in every direction, this would essentially mean cutting down every tree between Alameda de las Pulgas and 280.
I don't think any of us really want to clear cut entire neighborhoods.
on Aug 13, 2008 at 11:04 am
Defensible space doesn't equal clear-cutting. A bit of thoughtful pruning to keep branches away from rooftops, and shrubs a safe distance from the lower limbs of trees can make all the difference.
A lot of helpful information is here: Web Link
on Aug 13, 2008 at 11:43 am
Pruning, etc. makes more sense. The Almanac articles certainly implied clear cutting, but if that's not the case it makes a lot more sense.