It is a designated Heritage Tree in the city of Santa Cruz, and featured on the city’s heritage tree brochure which was distributed by Santa Cruz Parks & Recreation on April 19, 2014 to commemorate Earth Day in San Lorenzo Park. Gillian Greensite of Save Our Big Trees states that it is the oldest of only three red horse chestnut trees in the city.
The Planning Commission and Santa Cruz City Council have given the Hyatt Corporation a green light to cut the tree down and build a four-story Hyatt Place Hotel.
Gillian Greensite asked Bruce Bratton to help spread the news and publish her call to action for saving the tree:
Here’s the contact information for Global Head of Hyatt Real Estate.
Chris Dobbins, Vice President of Development, email@example.com (480) 308 2915
For more coverage and information, check out:
- KSBW 4/14/14: Santa Cruz activists attempt to save chestnut tree
- Good Times 4/16/14: When a Tree Falls
- Sentinel 4/17/14: Activists vying for Santa Cruz tree protection
What do you think? Should the 110-year-old tree be protected?