The two large eucalyptus trees on the right of this photo are going to be cut down and removed.
The tree on the right of this photo is the third tree scheduled for removal.
One of the coolest things about the coastal corridor of Leucadia is the giant tree canopy. Unfortunately most of the giant eucalyptus trees are now 80+ years old and are dying. The city is slowly but surely removing the large trees but there is no plan to restore the canopy.
Three giant eucs are going to be removed this month (near the Leucadia Post Office).
Leucadia needs a clear, concise plan to manage the coast highway tree canopy with maintenance, irrigation, trimming, restoration and the replanting of new trees.
Many of the newer trees planted in the last 5 years are dying due to lack of proper irrigation.
Many trees have been hacked by private parties trying to clear views of billboards and signs. When trees are improperly trimmed they can become a hazard or die.
Eucalyptus trees are beautiful but have problems, visit this interesting link about eucalyptus in California. What kind of trees should we replace the eucs with?
What native California trees would be best to have on the coast highway?
The tree canopy makes Leucadia unique from all the other so-cal beach towns. What are your ideas on how to preserve our town's identity?
My cheesy quick photoshop of what the coast highway will look like without the trees. One of these trees is leaning towards the old Neighbor Saver building and poses a danger, but it's still sad to see it go.
The city has formed a committee to regulate the spread of invasive plant species.
NCT story: Houlihan named to Encinitas invasive plants committee
I believe that Leucadia's disappearing tree canopy is a bigger issue than the invasive weeds. Hopefully the city will be motivated to do something and preserve our local heritage and ambiance.
Leucadia Blog: Invasive Plants aka "weeds" may be regulated in Encinitas