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RE: Heritage redwoods at El Camino and Ravenswood

From: Murphy, Justin I C <"Murphy,>
Date: Fri, 4 Jan 2019 23:36:27 +0000

Hello Nancy,

Thank you for your email. I am writing to you and others that have expressed an interest in the removal of 7 redwood trees at 1000 El Camino Real. We want to let you know that City staff will be hosting a public forum next Tuesday, January 8th at 4 p.m. at City Hall for any member of the public that is interested in learning more about this topic. This informal meeting will serve as a forum to have a dialogue about the removals and answer any questions.

I also wanted to let you know that the 7 trees in question are adjacent to the trees at the corner of the property that are adorned with holiday lights each year. The trees with holiday lights will remain.

Best regards,

Justin I. C. Murphy
Public Works Director
City Hall - 1st Floor
701 Laurel St.
tel 650-330-6725
-----Original Message-----
From: Nancy Borgeson <nborgeson_at_(domainremoved)
Sent: Thursday, January 3, 2019 10:09 PM
To: _CCIN <councilmail_at_(domainremoved)
Subject: Heritage redwoods at El Camino and Ravenswood

For me, there is only one pretty section on El Camino in all of Menlo Parkā€”the group of 7 heritage coast redwoods at the corner of Ravenswood and El Camino. These are lovely trees, full, lush, brilliant green and healthy. Most redwoods away from the coast are spindly and dry but this group, especially when lit at Christmas, are near perfect and a real treat to the eye. Please do not permit their destruction. The fact that 14 new trees are being offered as a replacement would be like substituting a clump of shrubs for a majestic oak and calling it an even trade.

There has got to be a better way of addressing a leaking parking garage than destroying these trees.


Nancy Borgeson
Laurel Street, Menlo Park.
Received on Fri Jan 04 2019 - 15:33:20 PST

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