Saturday, February 20, 2010

Timeline on Planting Trees?

Over in Olivenhain today. Morning Sun Ranch is a subdivision off RSF Road and there are a bunch of stakes along the streets.

These stakes came with notices from the city. The City of Encinitas is apparently going to be planting trees along this residential street.

The residents use to take responsibility for landscaping in front of their houses on this street.

When will Leucadia see stakes in the ground marking imminent tree plantings? What are the next steps toward planting trees on the 101? Alternative 4a has been selected and not having a plan selected was cited as reason for not replanting the canopy. We've got a plan. So, does anyone know the timeline for discussions on what sorts of trees will be planted along the 101?

Below are some images of trees presented at the last workshop.

I've been thinking that planting native oaks along the rail corridor might be a good idea. I'm not going all native here. We should be planting some non-natives. Its just that the local oaks don't get that tall, they have great looking canopies, are strong hardwoods, and they can survive without supplemental water.
Encinitas Dwarf Oak

When can we start planting?

See Also: Little Oaks


  1. When will u stop this constant whining about trees! Things take time. There is a planning stage, approval stage and a do it when we have the time and money stage. Your working with the government.

    How about a nice story on someone in the community that did somethign or focus on a local business once a week.

  2. Trees
    by Alfred Joyce Kilmer (1886-1918)

    I think that I shall never see
    A poem lovely as a tree.

    A tree whose hungry mouth is prest
    Against the earth's sweet flowing breast;

    A tree that looks at God all day,
    And lifts her leafy arms to pray;

    A tree that may in Summer wear
    A nest of robins in her hair;

    Upon whose bosom snow has lain;
    Who intimately lives with rain.

    Poems are made by fools like me,
    But only God can make a tree.

  3. No Mike, now is a good time to address this.
    We now have a good plan and we can determine where we can plant. The trees being planted is phases is wise.
    Trees planted now will have a few years to mature so when the streetscape starts, we can have something more than saplings.
    Let's proceed.

  4. They're just planting trees so they can change the name to Morning Wood Ranch.

  5. Mike stay tuned. I actually have photos about a local shop AND a member of our community for this week's posts. Trees along the 101 are something that JP and I decided to focus on because we believe that restoring the tree canopy along the 101 will make Leucadia a better place.

    The city apparently has money to plant some trees along a side road in Olivenhain, which looks nicely landscaped already.

    Things take time. I am the first to recognize that. On the other hand the city is good at delaying unnecessarily and then saying, "things take time" to cover themselves when in fact no work was taking place.

    The tree process has taken time. I was told that selection of the alternatives was what was standing in the way of tree planting. If there are more meetings in front of us, are they scheduled? If not scheduled, then why not?

    There is no impatience on my part, only a desire to determine what's going on.

    Mike, JP and I both work full time and we would love to have submissions to post especially about the folks in Leucadia. Leucadia is composed of such a variety of folks and it would be cool to document that. Send us some stuff about the people in your neighborhood at

  6. trees are boring. Focus on local people is boring. Stick to politics.

  7. Tree are not boring, people are pretty boring. Good job KC and JP.

    Mike what have you done to help the community?

  8. there is no money beyond my pensionFebruary 21, 2010 7:23 AM

    Good luck with getting any trees planted as long as fools like Danny Dalager are in office.

    I heard the Hall property sports complex and the 101 streetscape are permanently "delayed" because the City is running a deficit and needs to fund the increase liability for pensions created in 2005.

    When is the City having its Council Goal setting or at least a meeting to discuss it budget?

    How is staff doing to know what Council wants funded and what will be delayed?

    Is there any money will be left after the increased payments for the pensions?

  9. Not true.
    There is existing money allocated for both projects and are funded every year.

  10. 824,

    Please send your source documents to JP so he can post them.

  11. the city has money to plant trees in Olivenhain.

  12. Last Wednesday was the budget update and council goals update.

    The city has set aside money for the Hall Park development but $8million won't even come close to building all the stuff the boys have promised.

    But the city can always borrow more money for the "Money Pit" aka Hall Park.

    There is money set aside for the streetscape too but just a few million.

    Strange priorities...
    Streetscape = public safety, economic development and improved quality of life.

    Sports Park = fields for the few who don't want to pay for their use.

    Trees in that were James Bond lives?

  13. What is it with this city and trees. Remember the roadside park and Orpheus park tree debacle? This city could screw up a wet dream!

    We are a dog friendly city... but not a tree friendly city

  14. Encinitas Tree HuggerFebruary 22, 2010 7:58 AM

    You start a tree friendly city by having tree friendly staff. To become a tree friendly City, we need to cut the deadwood staff like John F. in parks and rec. and others who are responsible for the numerous infractions against our beloved trees.

  15. Don't forget the crazy people on the New Encinitas ridge who want all the newly planted torrey pines ripped out.

  16. "trees are boring. Focus on local people is boring. Stick to politics."

    You must be the guy in charge of the abundance of beautiful palm trees gracing our 6 miles of golden coast. Oh, I'm sorry, there's just one. I'm surprise the palm at moonlight beach hasn't been hated out of existence yet by view whores who think trees detract from the ocean.

  17. We need more trees so dogs have something else to pee on besides the sandboxes, children, and play equipment at Orpheus Park


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