Posted by B Minkin, a resident of the Sylvan Park neighborhood, on Sep 26, 2012 at 8:26 am
It's great to know that this kind of group exists.
As a city, Mountain View loves trees until a developer wants to cut one down. When a tree stands in the way of increasing density, both city staff and city council roll over and will almost hand the developer a saw.
I saw this happen on a lot that was split into two, smaller houses. Should the developer keep the original plan that cut down a Heritage tree, or shift one of the houses by a few feet to accommodate it?
Or Archstone, that wants to cut down almost 70 Heritage Trees to make room for doubling the number of apartments?
Posted by Susan, a resident of the Castro City neighborhood, on Sep 26, 2012 at 3:09 pm
It is wonderful to see such warm responses to this article. The only small correction is how many trees we have planted. We have planted over 100 trees to our credit in the past 5 years of operation. We would LOVE for it to be 100 per year, but that is in the future!
The City staff in the Forestry Departmant needs to be credited greatly for their assistance with tools, muscle, cones, site location and preparation and obtaining the desired trees. Without this support we would not be as successful as we are.