For residents who are concerned about the future of seven redwood trees sentenced to be cut down near the corner of El Camino Real and Ravenswood Avenue, the city of Menlo Park has scheduled a public forum on the matter.
It's set for 4 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 8, at City Hall, 701 Laurel St., in the Menlo Park Civic Center, according to Public Works Director Justin Murphy.
The forum will be a venue at which people can learn more about the topic, provide comments and ask questions, Murphy said.
The trees are located at 1000 El Camino Real, near Jeffrey's Hamburgers, and their root systems have damaged the parking garage and its waterproof seal beneath the trees, according to project manager Ken Rakestraw.
The property owner received approval from the Planning Commission in October to remove seven trees, not including the larger ones at the corner of Ravenswood Avenue and El Camino Real that are often lit during the holidays, and replace them with 14 new trees.
As of the evening of Jan. 4, no one had filed an appeal of the Planning Commission's decision to approve the removal of the trees, he said in an email. The deadline to file an appeal is 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 9.
Read our coverage here for more information about the trees.