Public forum on Jan. 8 to discuss removal of redwood trees on El Camino

by Linda Hubbard on January 7, 2019

Residents concerned about the removal of seven redwood trees at the corner of El Camino and Ravenswood are encouraged to attend a public forum on Tuesday, Jan. 8, from 4:00 to 5:00 pm in the downstairs conference room of the Menlo Park Library.

This public forum will be a venue at which people can learn more about the project and trees involved, provide comments and ask questions.

In October 2018, the Planning Commission vote 6-0-1 to approved the removal of seven trees located near 1000 El Camino Real. The plan calls for the planting of 14 replacement trees.

Menlo Park city arborist emailed InMenlo: “The seven coast redwoods approved for removal at 1000 El Camino Real were planted on top of a post-tension structural slab (podium) supporting an underground parking structure. Roots are causing progressive damage and preventing access for repair.”

Public comment and/or appeal of the Planning Commission decision has been extended to January 9, 2019.

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