Dead Trees Walking: 14 Large Chinese Elms Slated for Destruction in the Western Addition

This tenth of a mile of  Chinese Elms on the 1300 block of McAllister Street just got scheduled to walk the green mile next month.

Why? “Weak canopy vigor” ‘n stuff.

Check it: 

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All the deets:

The response from one resident? “Fuck that.” Actually, that phrase got repeated several times until this closing line: “I know an arborist.” Well, I guess if you want to fight a tree removal, that’s the first person you’d want to talk with.

But I think the Bureau of Urban Forestry already has its mind set on chopping these trees down by the end of summer and entmoots can take months to set up

Oh well.

There is unrest in the NoPA/ There is trouble with the trees…

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One Response to “Dead Trees Walking: 14 Large Chinese Elms Slated for Destruction in the Western Addition”

  1. BT says:

    I’ve said for years that any excuse will do in San Francisco to chop down a tree. It’s amazing. Other cities love their street trees and do most anything to save them. In New Orleans they are allowed to totally contort the sidewalks with their roots. But here, pretty much as soon as they get big enough to be “established”, we find a reason to cut them down.

    We are a city of tree haters, or, at least, we are a city governed by tree haters.