Tuesday, March 18, 2008
Strange Tree Vandalism at Cottonwood Creek
Some unknown person/persons had trimmed a bunch of lower branches on trees and shrubs at Cottonwood Creek (the portion of land between Highway 101 and B Street in Encinitas that is kept as a natural habitat area).
Then today it was discovered that two large trees were cut down right along Hwy101, a Cottonwood and a Sycamore. Volunteers with the Cottonwood Creek Conservancy work hard to restore and maintain this area in a natural state. It is really discouraging for them to see this destruction and trimming of the trees. It is not known if it was the same person or persons that did both damage.
And, why? This is not an area where the trees are manicured, this is a remaining jewel of what nature used to be like in this area of Encinitas. By the way, trimming native riparian vegetation after March 15th is in violation of the Department of Fish and Game regulations that strive to protect nesting birds.