Saturday, May 11, 2013

The Future of Eureka Street Trees

A letter writer to the Santa Rosa Press- Democrat helps prove my point about the expense and hazards of street trees. Unlike me, he seems to be a strong supporter of street trees and wants funding restored for their maintenance. He still supports the point I've made here earlier, though. An excerpt from his letter:

"The street-tree situation is even worse. With only three tree maintenance specialists, only emergencies are addressed. Street-tree maintenance has been abandoned to property owners. Instances of poor and dangerous pruning and neglect are apparent everywhere....".

So it will likely be in Eureka- a city without the finances and resources of Santa Rosa. And what's that about "tree maintenance experts"? Will Eureka be hiring more people to take care of the trees when property owners neglect them? Probably. Either that, or contract it out to tree companies at considerable expense.


At 4:53 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I planted 2 trees in front of my rental last year just for you Fred

At 6:17 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Henchman Of Justice" says,

HOJ limbed a tree just for Fred too.

Anyhow, Fred has a valid position of concern and tax dollars being spent on something that is not maintained and that should maintenance be needed, be paid for by those who directly benefit. Not an irrational position.

So, who benefits? - HOJ

At 7:45 PM, Blogger Fred Mangels said...

I planted 2 trees in front of my rental last year just for you Fred.

And I'm sure the taxpayers of Eureka will end up paying to maintain them.

At 7:59 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Freddie, is this all you have to gripe about? Eureka needs some street trees, how about you adjust your attitude and embrace the effort to make this hell hole less of a hell hole? Is that too much for you? Taxpayers are paying for all manner of shit this is good..

At 6:45 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Henchman Of Justice" says,

Anonymous, form a taxpayers guild or club or group or organization for street tree maintenances and costs. That way, all supportive taxpayers can donate their wealth and/or labor to pay for all costs assoiciated with a "tree planting program".

Seems fair that those who propose should not oppose direct payment. What ya think? - HOJ

At 9:00 AM, Anonymous Rhinebeck NY tree maintenance said...

There are both pros and cons to street tree programs. Thanks for sharing your views.


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