Alta Loma Trees Cut Down; neighbors respond

South San Francisco, CA   November 25, 2013

Alta Loma Trees removed Photo: Lisa McKay

Alta Loma Trees removed
Photo: Lisa McKay

South City resident Marisol Ugas noticed the trees were coming down over at Alta Loma Park/ School and asked if anyone knew why.   Because we have a great community of folks that know stuff, we once again put the question out to our neighbors on our FB and below are the responses.  While we did check the district website, we did not find any direct information and appreciate our community at large filling in the blanks.

Julie Bettencourt Cliff I hope its just because they are not healthy and they will be replacing them.

Meg Simi They smell so I don’t mind lol

Kevin Maffei You mean all the Eucalyptus trees?

Kelly Hendrickson Whaaaaaat!!

Betty Karlegan Fowler I heard they are not healthy and with our potential heavy winds they could fall and harm someone. I’m sure they will be replaced.

Sarah Nicole Noooo whyyyyy those trees are like a staple to my childhood! From when we uses to ride bikes through the “orchards” lol

Angelique Presidente Because they are diseased

Glen Wandersee I have mixed emotions,yes the trees have various environmental hazards.Ive worked at Loma 19 years,oh well,i guess as long as the willow GLEN still stands,i cant complain too much.

Ricardo Duarte Are they being replaced????!!!!

Aida Wong Gamba They will be replaced with some kind of shrub tree – something that will provide sound barrier for homes without dropping too many leaves/nuts/branches on the cars below.

Anita Porpoise If they are the eucalyptus: 1) they are not native. 2) they have hollow roots. Years ago some fell in Burlingame, afterwards they found others were diseased and they were removed.

3 comments for “Alta Loma Trees Cut Down; neighbors respond

  1. Peggy Deras
    November 26, 2013 at 6:18 am

    The school board voted a month ago to take them down because of worries that they will fall and injure people/students. I have requested that they replace them with a safer alternative. Please do the same. They provide a great windbreak for the area.

  2. Kat
    December 1, 2013 at 7:14 pm

    How come south San Francisco removing the tree behind my backyard, we do not received any notice

    • Editor
      December 1, 2013 at 9:30 pm

      Kat – You might want to contact the SSF School District for more information 877-8700. They should be able to help you or direct you to the proper place for answers.

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