Sunday, November 21, 2010
More Trees Get the Chop
A set of trees along Gardenview, near Leucadia Blvd. are tagged for elimination.
The city writes:
12 London Plane Trees (Platanus acerifolia) Reason for Removal: the trees are frequently infested with several common diseases and pests of Platanus including Sycamore Anthracnose, Powdery Mildew, Sycamore Scale, and Sycamore Leaf Mites. The trees continue to significantly decline. Location: the west side Gardenview Road, between Via Cantebria and Leucadia Blvd.
A local arborist responds:
The reasons cited in the removal list hardly seem sufficient as that species is noted to have the "problems" cited in the list. Those so called problems rarely lead to a significant decline in tree vigor. It is another case of [the city] not really knowing what to do with the tree population.
Note: Most of those tagged trees hardly look like they are dead, almost dead, or certain to die or certain to have faults.
Read more about the city's tree management contract here and here.