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Re: Removal of downed oak tree - 402 Oak Court

From: domainremoved <Kirsten>
Date: Thu, 18 Dec 2014 11:21:42 -0800

On Wednesday, December 17, 2014, Claudia Newbold <cknewbold_at_(domainremoved)

> Christian - this is to acknowledge our discussion today at your office and
> your visit to my property afterwards. As you know, my oak tree fell into
> power lines on Oak Court late yesterday. Public Work crews worked
> throughout the nite to remove tree limbs from the power lines and open 1
> lane on Oak Court and French Court. As I told you today, the work done by
> the Public Works crew was exemplary and made our entire neighborhood
> safer. I further explained that for many years this oak tree has been
> treated as a "street tree" and has been pruned at least twice by Menlo Park
> Public Works. You then told me that this tree is not in the City's
> inventory of street trees and there is no record of work orders for
> previous pruning. When you visited my property, we measured the distance
> from Oak Court to the center of the downed tree. That distance was less
> than 19 feet. Although this measurement meets the definition of a "street
> tree", you then said "My position is this is not a street tree."
> Frankly, not only is your assertion illogical but simply doesn't seem
> right to me. How could the City have taken responsibility for pruning in
> the past and suddenly decide they have no further responsibility?
> I will proceed, as you suggested, to get quotes to remove the tree but I
> DO THIS UNDER PROTEST and intend to consider all legal remedies that are
> available to me.
> Claudia Newbold
> 402 Oak Court
> Menlo Park, CA 94025
> 650-380-5194
Received on Thu Dec 18 2014 - 11:15:49 PST

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