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RE: Aluminum tree tags on Santa Cruz Avenue

From: McIntyre, Alex D <"McIntyre,>
Date: Tue, 4 Aug 2015 08:43:51 -0700

I’m unaware of this until just now.

Let us do some investigating.

I have a hunch…

Alex D. McIntyre
City Manager
City of Menlo Park
701 Laurel Street
Menlo Park, CA 94025
(650) 330-6610
admcintyre_at_(domainremoved)<mailto:admcintyre_at_(domainremoved)

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From: Betsy Nash [mailto:nash94025_at_(domainremoved)c.com]
Sent: Monday, August 03, 2015 2:25 PM
To: _CCIN; McIntyre, Alex D
Subject: Aluminum tree tags on Santa Cruz Avenue

Dear City Manager McIntyre and City Council,

Many trees along Santa Cruz Avenue were recently tagged with aluminum tree tags. The City Arborist and the Director of Public Works are not aware of any tree surveys in this area (emails below). The tagging begins at University Avenue (trees in Fremont Park and the trees at the Coldwell Banker real estate office across from the park) and extends down Santa Cruz Avenue towards Hillview Middle School. We find it odd not to be able to learn what’s up here – why trees are being tagged, and how they are selected. We note that not all the tagged trees are on public property, and not all trees in the public right of way are tagged. Any suggestions on how to get to the bottom of the mystery?

Thank you,
Betsy and Horace Nash



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From: "Bonner, Christian R" <crbonner_at_(domainremoved)
Subject: RE: Aluminum tree tags on Santa Cruz Avenue
Date: August 3, 2015 at 7:21:59 AM PDT

Hi Betsy,
I contacted the Director of Public Works and he is not aware of any current project that has included a tree survey in this area.


Regards,
Christian Bonner, City Arborist
City of Menlo Park
650-330-6793

From: Betsy Nash
Sent: Friday, July 31, 2015 3:46 PM
To: Bonner, Christian R
Cc: Horace Nash
Subject: Re: Aluminum tree tags on Santa Cruz Avenue

Hi Christian,
Have you been able to find out any information about the aluminum tree tags on Santa Cruz Avenue?
Thanks,
Betsy



On Jul 22, 2015, at 1:18 PM, Bonner, Christian R <crbonner_at_(domainremoved)

Thank you Betsy,
I will see if I can find additional information regarding these tags.


Regards,
Christian Bonner, City Arborist
City of Menlo Park
650-330-6793

From: Betsy Nash
Sent: Wednesday, July 22, 2015 1:13 PM
To: Bonner, Christian R
Subject: Re: Aluminum tree tags on Santa Cruz Avenue

Hi Christian,
A few places where there are tagged trees:

 * 1224 Santa Cruz Avenue
 * 1100 San Mateo Drive on the SCA side of the property
 * 1075 Windsor Drive on the SCA side of the property
 * Fremont Park along Santa Cruz Avenue.
Here is a photo of one of the tags.
Thank you,
Betsy
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On Jul 22, 2015, at 7:52 AM, Bonner, Christian R <crbonner_at_(domainremoved)

Betsy,
Aluminum tags are often used in a tree inventory. The City has a GPS inventory of all street trees and therefore does not use tree tags. These may be part of an inventory that a private property owner from an adjacent property is doing. Do you have an address where you noticed the tags?


Regards,
Christian Bonner, City Arborist
City of Menlo Park
650-330-6793


-----Original Message-----
From: Betsy Nash
Sent: Tuesday, July 21, 2015 4:24 PM
To: Bonner, Christian R
Subject: Aluminum tree tags on Santa Cruz Avenue

Hello,
Recently many of the trees on Santa Cruz Avenue were tagged with aluminum numbers. Why are some trees tagged and not others? What is the purpose of the tagging?
Thank you,
Betsy Nash


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Received on Tue Aug 04 2015 - 08:42:02 PDT

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