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Re: [willows_neighborhood] Laurel School Upper Campus Construction Update

From: domainremoved <Cat>
Date: Tue, 7 Jul 2015 09:27:41 +0800

Kelly,

I am always sad for us to lose a tree, but if it has to come down, there is a great business in downtown Menlo Park that takes fallen trees and makes beautiful modern furniture out of the wood. I would strongly support the school board allowing this local business to have the tree trunk (and applicable wood) to make some furniture that might be auctioned at your next school fund raiser. It makes sense to me that the proceeds should go to the school and/or the school use the furniture. I will send the school officials a note to suggest this.

All the best,

Catherine

Catherine Carlton
Mayor, Menlo Park

> On Jul 7, 2015, at 7:21 AM, Kelly Blythe <krblythe_at_(domainremoved)
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> If it must be taken down, how about doing something cool with the wood for the City, school, or neighbors? Someone could probably turn out something very nice and maybe raise funds for the school in the process.
>
> Kelly
>
> Kelly Blythe
> CS Marine Constructors, Inc.
> 707-290-8448
>
> On Jul 6, 2015, at 1:51 PM, John Kelly kelly.jj_at_(domainremoved)
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>> Where can we see the details of the arborists reports? Before we take down a 150 year old oak, I would like to see a little more detail. After all, what is another couple of months of due diligence after all these years?
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>> Even if the tree is unsound, the likelihood of it falling before the storms of next winter seems infinitesimal.
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>> John Kelly, corner of Oak Court and French Court.
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>> On Sun, Jul 5, 2015 at 3:25 PM, Omar Kinaan okinaan_at_(domainremoved)
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>> I hope everyone had a fun and safe Independence Day weekend!
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>> Please see below a letter written to part of the neighborhood about removing a centuries old Oak Tree on the new Upper Laurel Campus. This tree is on the edge of the planned playground and has been maintained for years by the school district. It appears totally healthy and is a rare specimen. It would be a tragedy to see it removed.
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>> Please take a minute to write Ahmad and or the school district if you would like to see this tree maintained. They just announced it is scheduled to be removed next week.
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>> Thanks for your time and sorry to bother people on this holiday weekend.
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>> Omar Kinaan
>> Oak Court
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>> ----- Forwarded Message -----
>> From: Ahmad Sheikholeslami <asheikholeslami_at_(domainremoved)
>> To: Ahmad Sheikholeslami <ahmad_at_(domainremoved)
>> Sent: Friday, July 3, 2015 9:20 AM
>> Subject: Laurel School Upper Campus Construction Update
>>
>> Dear Laurel School Upper Campus Neighbors,
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>> I am writing this e-mail to provide you an update of the construction project at 275 Elliott Drive. As you are aware the tree removal and site clearing work has begun. The work will resume on Monday after the 4th of July holiday and be completed by the end of next week. After the site has been cleared, the contractor will begin work with the building foundation preparation and site utilities.
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>> I am also writing this letter to inform our neighbors that after a lengthy review process and consideration, the District has determined to remove the large oak tree along the school border and 420-424 French Court. The District has consulted with several arborist and concluded that the risk to property and life is too great to maintain this tree. In light of recent tree collapses in the area during the last winter, the District believes that removal of this tree is most prudent and safe. This decision was very agonizing and difficult but the safety of the public and students always takes precedent. The tree is scheduled for removal next week.
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>> Sincerely,
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>> Ahmad Sheikholeslami
>> Chief Business and Operations Officer
>> Menlo Park City School District
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>> 181 Encinal Ave - Atherton CA - 94027
>> Office: 650-321-7140 ext 5614 <tel:650-321-7140%20ext%205614>
>> Mobile: 650-303-6230 <tel:650-303-6230>
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