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From: domainremoved <Jim>
Date: Mon, 22 Feb 2016 09:45:27 -0800

Honorable City Council:

The drought has taken a heavy toll this past year on our URBAN FOREST. One
consequence is the loss of many trees. Trees serve many valued purposes,
one of which is to act somewhat like our LUNGS in filtering toxic gases
into healthy breathable air. Without trees, a city lives on borrowed time.

Sadly, we are likely to see in year 2016 many, many more trees hitting the
arborist dump truck. One can hardly drive down any street and not see a
potential tree, large and small, that may be a candidate.

As such, would the city consider the following:

1) Asking the Pubic Works Dept. for a semi-annual, or so, update on the #
of trees lost?

2) Posting on the City's website an ongoing list of Heritage Trees removed
and others due to them being dead?

3) Developing a plan to preserve and protect the remaining invaluable
urban forest within the city?

Thank you for your consideration. Survival is a priority with trees helping
to contribute in their own special way. We look to your leadership.
Received on Mon Feb 22 2016 - 09:49:55 PST

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