We Don't Need More Trees
The Lost Coast Outpost kinda makes my point for me- me seeming to be the lone voice in the wilderness opposing Eureka's Street Tree program. They report on inmate work crews cutting down some old trees in Old Town. I suspect those trees were part of the natural foliage that's existed there for some time. Still, it shows what we have to look forward to as more trees are crammed in to our sidewalks and such.
The Outpost notes problems caused by these older natural trees. In particular, the Eagle House:
"....new owners are making a “significant investment” to upgrade the late 19th century inn, and were concerned with mold growing on the exterior part of the building, which was being shaded by the trees, which needed to be removed to accommodate the upcoming improvements."
Do we need to exacerbate these sorts of problems with a city encouraged and run tree planting program? I should think not. There's no shortage of shade, or trees, in Eureka as it is.