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Old 05-19-2013, 10:33 PM
 
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FEMA Plans Clear-Cutting 85,000 Berkeley and Oakland Trees | California Progress Report


What? This is unbelievable!

I saw this on another CD thread but don't see anything about it here.

Fema is going to cut down 85,000 trees.

best,
toodie
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Old 05-20-2013, 09:14 AM
 
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You know your author is purposely trying to mislead when he writes a whole article about trees without mentioning which types are slated for removal
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Old 05-20-2013, 01:42 PM
 
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Someone I knew died in the Oakland Fire.

This remediation is the right thing to do!
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Old 05-20-2013, 01:52 PM
 
Location: Bay Area
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Perhaps they are planning to cut down the invasive and non- native Eucalyptus trees which can be a fire hazard?
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Old 05-20-2013, 02:28 PM
 
Location: Mokelumne Hill, CA & El Pescadero, BCS MX.
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Obviously someone doesn't know what clearcutting is. Selective cutting is what is going to occur.
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Old 05-20-2013, 03:26 PM
 
Location: State of Transition
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The article says the entire stand of eucalyptus trees at the North Oakland Sports Center will be removed. That's clear-cutting.
Where is the sports center, anyway? Is that at Lake Temescal?
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Old 05-20-2013, 03:38 PM
 
Location: Alameda, CA
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Perhaps they are planning to cut down the invasive and non- native Eucalyptus trees which can be a fire hazard?
Apparently it IS the Eucalyptus trees they will be removing.

ABC News: Plan to cut down thousands of trees in East Bay Hills under public review | abc7news.com
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Eucalyptus trees have taken over the East Bay Hills and now U.C. Berkeley, Oakland and the East Bay Regional Parks have a plan to remove about 80,000 of the non-native trees.

They say eucalyptus trees can burn explosively. U.C. Berkeley wants to replace the trees with native species.
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Old 05-20-2013, 04:15 PM
 
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Eucalyptus trees are horrible for all sorts of reasons; they should all go
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Old 05-20-2013, 06:57 PM
 
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I can still remember watching the eucalyptus trees EXPLODE on TV, as I made up all the cat carriers and packed up a go bag, just in case.

Sorry -- I can't imagine you'll find many people that are against this here.
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Old 05-20-2013, 07:01 PM
 
Location: South Korea
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Eucalyptus trees are non-native in the first place.
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