http://mv-voice.com/square/print/2011/10/27/hubbub-over-fate-of-bubbs-peace-tree


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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

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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!


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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.


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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.


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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!


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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?


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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?


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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.


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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?!!


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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.