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Heritage Oak planting

From: domainremoved <Anoushka>
Date: Wed, 18 Oct 2017 12:06:52 -0700

Estimated City Council,

I am writing to you on behalf of the Hillview Middle School
Environmental Club. We believe that trees are an important part of the
ecosystem and environment in our city, as they help cleanse the air
(especially important currently due to the Napa Valley fires), as well
as making our city beautiful. Moreover, the Heritage Oak is the
representative symbol of Menlo Park, which gives us a more than
compelling cause to protect them.
Heritage oaks are not the most plentiful trees in our city. They are
also vulnerable to many environmental factors, such as the invasive
species of the Oak Moth caterpillar, which prefers tan oaks and live
oaks, but also will eat the Heritage Oak leaves. This is only one of
several factors that could potentially damage the Heritage Oaks in our
city. Because of this, we believe the city should plant more Heritage
Oaks, which will help increase the tree's ability to thrive in our
town, and help us take care of this beautiful symbol of our city.

Anoushka Bhow
8th Grade
Hillview Middle School
Environmental Club

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Received on Wed Oct 18 2017 - 12:11:53 PDT

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