Recall one of my recommendations: Never ask the guy you pay to cut down your trees, "Do you think this one needs to go?"
I learned a lot at this week's city council meeting. One of the things that stuck out like a thirty pound sore thumb was the emphasis that Chris Hazeltine (Parks Director) made about the qualifications of his staff. He stated that four city staff who were certified arborists helped to review the Orpheus park trees. I interpreted Hazeltine's statement as an effort to demonstrate the depth of tree expertise at city hall.
Sore thumb question: If there are so many tree pro's at city hall why did the city ask their contract tree trimmer to determine which trees on the 101 should be removed?