Trees Cut Down For Construction?

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How come the City of Santa Barbara Parks Department is cutting down a dozen or so perfectly good and healthy trees for construction at the Milpas Shopping Center on December the 12th?

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Luvaduck Dec 11, 2018 04:20 PM
Trees Cut Down For Construction?

eucalyptus are also highly flammable and can send debris for a mile with wind. Shame the monarch butterflies didn't choose something else and makes me wonder: Since eucalyptus is a non-native species are monarch butterflies non-native, too, or did they previously eat something else? If so, maybe they could de-volve and eat whatever it was again if it still exists.

420722 Dec 10, 2018 07:22 PM
Trees Cut Down For Construction?

If you look at the oldest maps of Sb you will see that there were almost no trees, we’ve planted the majority. To think there was once a tree where every house is standing is crazy. My house was build decades before me. It was open space no trees...there are pictures and drawings to prove it.

NamasteYogi Dec 10, 2018 01:32 PM
Trees Cut Down For Construction?

I’m sure you realize. It’s beacuse of the construction. There was a least one tree where your house is that was cut down. And then another was used to build your house. What is the Milpas shopping center anyways. The abondaned on or the TJ parking lot

Yeti Dec 10, 2018 09:29 AM
Trees Cut Down For Construction?

They're probably those great Eucalyptus trees: non-native, aggressive growing and fragile ( drop big branches in wind storms which can crush people & cars ).. Time to plant something more sensible?

Factotum Dec 10, 2018 09:20 AM
Trees Cut Down For Construction?

City has a very aggressive Tree Czar (City Arborist) who issues either permits or substantial fines for any work done on trees in a wide swath on both public and private property. Check with his department to learn more about the state of tree protection in this town.

RHS Dec 11, 2018 09:08 AM
Trees Cut Down For Construction?

The tree czar is obsessed with his self righteousness and has been reined in for the past couple of years. As noted, trees were rare in this community before us. Most of the trees here now are non-native. Many of the trees are harmful in some fashion (tearing up sidewalks and foundations and dropping dangerous branches for example). Some trees produce toxic fumes that are bad for the air and help smog (liquid amber). Mellow out. Trees are also replaceable in most circumstances. Aesthetics are just that.

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