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Fremont Park: tree cutting

From: Henry, Brian P <"Henry,>
Date: Tue, 16 Sep 2014 13:06:53 -0700

Dear Lisa,

On Monday morning a concerned resident called to notify Public Works about a leaning tree in Fremont Park. The City Arborist went out to the park immediately to inspect the tree. The Italian stone pine in Fremont Park had started failing at the base of the tree. The large, anchoring roots on the south side of the trunk were actively deteriorating. These supportive roots were tearing, cracking and lifting up the surrounding soil. Due to the failing roots, the tree was slowly falling in the direction of the park's water fountain, walkway and lawn. The tree was posted for removal on Monday morning, in the span of five hours, the rate of the fall began to accelerate. Due to this hazardous condition getting more dangerous with time, the 15-day appeal period was waived and removal of the tree started Monday afternoon and continued Tuesday morning. Due to the unbalanced nature of this tree, a crane will be used to safely remove the larger, heavier pieces of wood. This wood will be saved and repurposed to honor the unique architecture and value of the park's Italian stone pine.

Please feel free to contact me with any further questions.
Brian Henry
Received on Tue Sep 16 2014 - 13:02:50 PDT

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