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Re: Fremont Park: tree cutting

From: domainremoved <Lisa>
Date: Tue, 16 Sep 2014 15:41:47 -0700

Hi Brian,

I was one of the residents who called you this morning, and met you (along with Christian and Jesse) in Fremont Park. I'm happy to have had the opportunity to talk to all of you., and see action being taken on our suggestion to repurpose the beautiful branches of this tree (instead of discarding it entirely and planting a new one). This is similar to the action taken to preserve the huge tree trunk on display at the MP Train Station. You may have not yet had the opportunity to see it - it's impressive. Imagine what it must have been like to experience such a majestic tree when it was standing.

I look forward to seeing action on the other promise made by each of you in the park this morning - to improve the communication pathways between MP and it's residents related to situations that affect everyone so quickly, and how to reach creative alternatives.

Sincerely,
Lisa

On Sep 16, 2014, at 1:06 PM, "Henry, Brian P" <bphenry_at_(domainremoved)

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 - 15:38:20 PDT

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