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.