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Removal of Redwood Trees at 1000 El Camino Real

From: domainremoved <margaret>
Date: Mon, 7 Jan 2019 19:13:07 -0800

Dear Mayor Mueller and Members of the City Council,

I am writing to 'urge' you and members of the City Council to find
another solution to the issues raised by the owner at 1000 El Camino
that does NOT INVOLVE destroying seven mature redwood trees.

I understand that the largest tree on the property that every year has
beautiful Christmas lights on it will not be cut down. However, the
roots of redwood trees are sensitive. If the you proceed to approve the
removal of nearby trees there is a high probability that the large
redwood tree might be irreversibly damaged in the process.

I moved to Menlo Park in the early 90's and have so enjoyed living in a
city that has traditionally valued its urban tree canopy. Where I live
on Santa Margarita around the corner from Gilbert we have a beautiful
oak tree that has been protected, which is 'almost' in the middle of
Gilbert as one turns off of Willow toward my street.

Cars drive around this tree. No problem. To me this oak that stands
majestically in the street is a symbol of the City's commitment to
protect our mature trees. It is troubling to me that perhaps today a
different decision would have been made concerning protecting this tree
and that is sad.

I will be unable to attend the meeting tomorrow night on January 7th so
I am sending this letter instead to register my opposition to the
removal of these trees.

Please do the right thing and protect these trees so they can continue
to grow for our future generations to enjoy.

Thank you for your consideration of this request,
Margaret Spak

381 Santa Margarita
Menlo Park, CA 94025
650 325-1442 (land line)
650 208-2578 (cell)
Received on Mon Jan 07 2019 - 19:09:58 PST

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