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    D'oh!

    well are the trees already cut?

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    Oooh, I'll see what the damage looks like this weekend, I'll mourn the oaks, but eucalyptus? meh, good riddance.

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    The supervisors should have let the building department know that cutting down trees was a no-no on county land. I am sure the project went though the permitting process.

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    That's funny. A few years back, the city (i think it was San Jose) forced a guy to cut/trim down his trees because it blocked his neighbor's solar panel!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SunGuy View Post
    That's funny. A few years back, the city (i think it was San Jose) forced a guy to cut/trim down his trees because it blocked his neighbor's solar panel!
    What's even more funny is last week Los Gatos denied someone from cutting their 2 12" oak trees because they blocked his solar panels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rensho View Post
    What's even more funny is last week Los Gatos denied someone from cutting their 2 12" oak trees because they blocked his solar panels.
    Isn't it against state law that favors solar power over trees (or so I believe)?
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    Los Gatos probably didn't want to break this law right here:

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    Well, got to see the damage from Pt. Pinole. The stands that were cut down were those that provided an excellent visual barrier between the detention facility and the park. So no as you enter the park you can see the facility and chain link fences protecting the lot full of law enforcement vehicles.

    Sad for the oaks, I could care less about the eucalyptus. Once you are over the railroad tracks and in the park itself you are away from the damage, it is all at the entrance. There are still a bazillion other euc trees in the park.

    The visual barrier was kind of nice. Best bete now would be to undertake some sort of plant restoration there if possible, to make up for it.

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    I almost missed the turnoff to the park as the eucs were the backdrop of the Park sign. Other than that, so what; they are non-native messy weeds in my book. Eucs were purposed years ago and that purpose is over. We have been living with that mistake for years. Put in the solar panels and plant some new native stuff; that is if anything can grow in the mulch left by eucs.
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