Thursday
October
23
2014
1:40 am
Weather

  Home
  Local News
  State / National / World
  Sports
  Opinion / Letters
  Business
  Arts / Entertainment
  Lifestyle
  Obituaries
  Calendar
  Submit Event
  Comics / Games
  Classifieds
  DJ Designers
  Archives
  Advertise With Us
  About Us
 
 
 
 

Check out our archive of Dining Guides - Yum!

Letter: Eucalyptus trees on El Camino
August 16, 2013, 05:00 AM Letter

Editor,

I must admit that the eucalyptus trees along El Camino Real are still there (“ECR project faces tree concern” in the Aug. 13 edition of the Daily Journal). Eucalyptus trees can be dangerous trees. They grow fast and the wood is brittle. They have a habit of dropping branches. Not twigs, but major limbs. Do we have to wait for a branch to fall on a car and injure or kill someone?

Palo Alto has started removing large eucalyptus trees next to sidewalks for just this reason.

Yes, the trees add character to El Camino Real, but are they worth risking life and limb over?

Robert Harker

San Mateo

 

 

Tags: trees, eucalyptus,


Other stories from today:

 

 
Print this Page Print this Page  |  Bookmark and Share
<< Back
 
Return To Archives
 
  


 
 
 
Daily Journal Quick Poll
 
Does the terrorist attack near the Canadian Parliament concern you?

Yes, extremely
Yes, somewhat
A little
Not at all

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
Giants fans be wary, man robbed of World Series tickets worth $1,000
With the World Series hot on San Francisco Giants’ fans minds, police are reminding people to be w..
Two dead in shooting attack at Canada's Parliament
OTTAWA, Ontario — A gunman with a scarf over his face shot to death a Canadian soldier standin..
US to track everyone coming from Ebola nations
WASHINGTON — Stepping up their vigilance against Ebola, federal authorities said Wednesday that ev..
Government ups air bag warning to 7.8M vehicles
DETROIT — The U.S. government is telling 3 million more car owners to get their air bags repaired ..
Turkish president says US airdrop to Kurds in Kobani a mistake
ISTANBUL — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says that the U.S. made a mistake in airdropping..
More >>  
 
 
  
 
  
 
©2014 San Mateo Daily Journal
Woodside newspaper