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Please save the redwood trees in menlo park

From: domainremoved <Carl>
Date: Fri, 28 Dec 2018 11:59:09 -0800

Dear Mr.Justin Murphy and the Council,
I had heard some very bad news this week that the beautiful trees at the
corner of El Camino and Ravenswood are slated by Menlo Park to be clear
cut. I understand about the roots encroaching on the garage, but I know
there are always work arounds. Whether it s a parking structure or a house
foundation there is a way to save the trees as we have at our home.
The problematic roots can be identified and cut, or placing a low cost
steel lining on the parking garage ceiling.
I know there are 3 options on the table for the Ravenswood train by-pass
and I would hope this is not a preemptive strike to smooth the way for the
overpass, that is not needed.
These are not just trees, they are iconic redwoods that welcome every
visitor to the downtown. They are adorned with lights at Christmas and are
an unbelievably beautiful sight. They represent Menlo Park and its effort
to maintain a green environment amongst its overbuilt peninsula neighbors
of Redwood City and Mountain View.
Replacing these majestic redwoods with 2 or 3 or even 10 small trees will
not have any where near the impact or the CO2 consumption, Over a large
redwood tree lifetime it will remove over 1000 metric tonnes of CO2. The
longer they live the more these enormous trees do for our environment.
Please save the trees and let me know if there is anything else I can do to
support the case to save them.
Charles. .
Received on Fri Dec 28 2018 - 11:56:22 PST

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