February 23, 2009

Update: 24th Street Trees

We noticed Bureau of Urban Forestry trucks taking branches off one of the two large trees slated to come down on 24th Street today and asked one of the workers if the trees are definitely going to be removed. He answered that they were doing emergency branch removal after the last storm. He added that the City has to post a 30 day notice before removal (which they did last fall), and that there is an appeals process (initiated in November). He had no idea that these trees are doomed, but he did quip that they'll probably stay where they are for now: "If there's no money in the budget...the trees stay."

If you went to the appeals hearing and/or know the status of these trees please leave some information in the comments.

[NVSF: PSA: Public Hearing - Tree Removal]
[NVSF: Noe Valley Trees: Two Get the Axe]