Tree Removal along El Camino Real between Southwood Drive and Orange Avenue

South San Francisco, CA             January 13, 2016

Beginning late January, the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) will remove approximately 26 trees to prepare for pipe installation along El Camino Real between Orange Avenue and Southwood Drive. This work is part of the Regional Groundwater Storage & Recovery Project.
  • The SFPUC will install an eight-inch diameter pipeline along El Camino Real. Once the project is complete, it will connect our regional water customers with a water supply that can be used during a drought or other emergency.
  • The trees along the pipeline alignment are aging, and some are in very poor health. Digging the trenches to place the pipeline could damage the trees’ root structure and become a safety hazard. Therefore, these trees cannot be saved, and will be removed prior to pipeline construction.
  • The SFPUC will replace the trees with new vegetation along the right of way in accordance with the SFPUC’s vegetation management policy. The SFPUC is coordinating with the City of South San Francisco on the tree replanting plan.
  • The trees to be removed are marked with ribbons. Please review the map above for the approximate location of the trees to be removed.
  • During tree removal and pipeline construction, the sidewalk and parking lane along southbound El Camino Real between Southwood Drive and Orange Avenue will be closed Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
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