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Re: New policy needed for trimming trees along the creek?

From: domainremoved <Kirsten>
Date: Mon, 23 Nov 2015 11:15:29 -0800

Hi Jim,

Thank you for your email. Brian, I would appreciate your response to the
concerns raised by Jim. Thank you.

On Monday, November 23, 2015, Jim Wiley <jim.wiley_at_(domainremoved)

> 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 - 11:17:46 PST

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