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Hubbub over fate of Bubb's 'peace tree'

Original post made on Oct 27, 2011

A group of students at Bubb Elementary are gathering signatures from their classmates, parents and teachers in order to petition the administration not to remove a piece of school history.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, October 27, 2011, 12:18 PM

Comments

Posted by Cano Peas, a resident of Cuernavaca
on Oct 27, 2011 at 12:33 pm

Oh C'mon, its a shade canopy, not a 12 story building or a mini-mall. It doesn't need to be weight bearing. Adjust the design to accommodate the tree. There. I just saved the district tree removal $. Sheesh!


Posted by ugh, a resident of Cuesta Park
on Oct 27, 2011 at 2:46 pm

In the event a child climbs the structure, it does need to be weight bearing. The design needs to meet the state standards and the long term site plan for the school.


Posted by OverThinkingIt, a resident of Cuernavaca
on Oct 27, 2011 at 3:35 pm

OK then, design it as such with space for the tree. This is really not a problem....unless you're a bureaucrat apparently.


Posted by Cabbage Twice, a resident of Cuernavaca
on Oct 27, 2011 at 3:39 pm

then again, perhaps this "problem" was created to offer the kids a chance to learn/be involved. If so, it shouldn't be in the paper as a real issue. If it truely IS a problem, maybe an actual architectual design team could come uop with a solution to this problem that is just tooooo tough for anyone else to figure out(sic). I say again...SHEESH!


Posted by Two's Company, Tree's A Crowd, a resident of Cuesta Park
on Oct 27, 2011 at 4:15 pm

Don't they have to get permission from the city to remove the tree if it's larger than a certain size?


Posted by Steve, a resident of Shoreline West
on Oct 27, 2011 at 5:10 pm

The school wants to *remove* a tree to make shade?
What's the next project? Installing lighting under the canopy?


Posted by kind of silly, a resident of Old Mountain View
on Oct 28, 2011 at 2:13 pm

The only thing more silly than this story, is all the comments that you guys are making.

I am laughing like crazy...hope it is WITH you and not AT you.


Posted by Honor Spitz, a resident of another community
on Oct 28, 2011 at 4:43 pm

The "problem" appears to be with some silly adults/bureaucrats!! Keep the tree; build around it. What's so hard about that?!!


Posted by Truth be Told, a resident of Blossom Valley
on Oct 28, 2011 at 8:00 pm

C'mon folks...it's really more of an ugly shrub than a tree. Let's not get too excited.