Tree Removed from Franklin Elementary

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Tree Removed from Franklin Elementary
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They cut that huge tree at Franklin elementary. There was not one thing wrong with that tree. Another one down the old cedar else they did not take care of the big one at the mission they never did anything to preserve it. A lot of squirrels and birds lost a home. Maybe it needed to be cut down who knows. 

Below is a screenshot from Google Maps in 2018.

 

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pstarSR Aug 03, 2020 11:55 AM
Tree Removed from Franklin Elementary

It looks as thought he concrete and parking lot are being affected by the tree, and if that is the case I bet the building behind the tree is also at risk of damage. Sometimes its not the trees "health" that require its removal. its mis planted, or mis planned trees that need to be removed. There are a lot of trees that were planted 50+ years ago because they "grew" fast, to provide cover. but the "fast" growing trees also invade EVERYTHING. and are not best for close to properties and foundations.

a-1596489120 Aug 03, 2020 02:12 PM
Tree Removed from Franklin Elementary

It's a shame but I've noticed that in this area (we live in this area) there's a great preference for concrete and city-supplied bark mulch.

a-1596491920 Aug 03, 2020 02:58 PM
Tree Removed from Franklin Elementary

I've noticed a penchant for treacherous broken and uplifted sidewalks. Trees are renewable resources - best to find the right one for the right location than continually pay for very expensive upkeep: by both taxpayers and property owners. City website has a very good list of appropriate street trees, if one if looking to replace or plant new ones with good behavior. Best of all you can view specemins at all stages of growth, all over this town.

a-1596491680 Aug 03, 2020 02:54 PM
Tree Removed from Franklin Elementary

House plants like the cute indoor Ficus tree can be devastating when abandoned outdoors and they take root. The can do a number on sidewalks, foundations, parking lots and driveways. Sometimes "saving a tree" can be the worst thing for the environment. Discard "potted plants" with care.

happyme Aug 08, 2020 08:38 PM
Tree Removed from Franklin Elementary

I can't see anything wrong with this mature eucalyptus. Please contact the school and let us know why they cut it down.

ChemicalSuperFreak Aug 08, 2020 08:52 PM
Tree Removed from Franklin Elementary

The truth is that eucalyptus trees are not native to this area. In their native home of Australia they send down deep roots because of the poor topsoil. Here, with our richer soils, they have shallow roots but grow to the same height. This makes them prone to toppling, even with the limited rain and wind we have here. Right now the Monarch Preserve in Ellwood is closed because of falling eucalyptus. I had rented an apartment once off Cannon Green (in Goleta) and a massive eucalyptus fell from an easement into our yard and destroyed a lot of property. The eucalyptus in the second photo are leaning toward the schoolyard, which during a normal school year would potentially be filled with children. I'm not surprised they took the initiative and removed them before a tragedy struck. I love the smell of eucalyptus and I'm fond of those trees, but I really wouldn't want to live or work near them for the reasons I've presented.

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