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New policy needed for trimming trees along the creek?

From: domainremoved <Jim>
Date: Mon, 23 Nov 2015 11:03:59 -0800

Kirsten,

As San Francisquito Creek JPA Board Chair, you are very aware of all
the efforts being taken to minimize the risk of flooding this winter.

Today, the City of Menlo Park is engaged in trimming the trees along
the creek in such a manor that it increases the chances for flooding.
In specific, they are trimming creekside tree branches over Woodland
Ave. without trimming any weight off the creek side of the tree. When
the street side of these trees are repeatedly trimmed and never the
creek side, the trees becomes unbalanced and when the soil becomes
saturated, eventually fall into the creek. As you are aware, trees
falling into the creek is a major problem during flooding events.

Please implement a policy that any trimming of trees between a street
and the creek be done in a manor that keeps the trees in balance so
that they will not fall into the creek.

Warm regards,

- Jim Wiley
Received on Mon Nov 23 2015 - 11:06:45 PST

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