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Heritage Redwood Trees

From: domainremoved <Carol>
Date: Tue, 14 May 2019 18:36:24 -0700

Dear Members of the City Council,

I hope you will give all possible consideration to preserving Menlo Park's
beautiful heritage redwood trees.
This evening my husband and I witnessed a number of birds flying in and out
of the trees. So, if regretfully, you decide not to save the trees you must
at least postpone their removal.

It is nesting season, and the federal Migratory Treaty Act of 1918 (MBTA)
requires that these trees not be disturbed during nesting season. The
definition of "migratory" includes 99.9% of all America's birds. One
example of "migratory" can be defined as flying from one tree to the next.
"The statute makes it unlawful without a waiver to pursue, hunt, take,
capture, kill, or sell birds listed therein as migratory birds
<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bird_migration>. The statute does not
discriminate between live or dead birds and also grants full protection to
any bird parts including feathers, eggs, and nests. Over 800 species are
currently on the list."

Thank you for your time and consideration to saving the 7 redwood trees
that are so precious to its Menlo Park citizens.

Sincerely,
Carol Taggart
1705 Valparaiso Ave.
Menlo Park, CA
Received on Tue May 14 2019 - 18:31:11 PDT

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