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Earth Day Action to Save Redwoods on the Chopping Block
by Forest Defense
Saturday Apr 27th, 2019 3:30 PM
On Earth Day, April 22, a rally under redwoods by forest defenders featured a giant sign announcing an important appeal to Menlo Park City Council to be held on May 7.

Photos by Jack Owicki, Pro Bono Photo. Please credit the photographer.
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A battle over the removal of redwood trees in the downtown area heated up when activists held a demonstration near the intersection of El Camino Real and Ravenswood Avenue in Menlo Park.

The city's Environmental Quality Commission voted to uphold a decision permitting the property owner at the location to cut down seven redwood trees in order to fix a damaged waterproof barrier that is protecting a parking structure. Residents say (and the city arborist agrees) the trees did not cause the damage, but the owner's only solution to his business problem would damage the redwoods' roots. If the roots were to be damaged, the city would have to step in and remove the trees because of the danger of them falling.

The Earth Day protest was held in front of the trees the ahead of a May 7 city meeting where residents will urge the city council to step in and overturn the decision. The City Council will have the final say on the fate of the nearly 40 foot tall heritage trees.
§A Raging Granny
by Forest Defense Saturday Apr 27th, 2019 3:30 PM
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§Save the Trees!
by Forest Defense Saturday Apr 27th, 2019 3:30 PM
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§Save the Menlo Park Redwoods
by Forest Defense Saturday Apr 27th, 2019 3:30 PM
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§passing out flyers....
by Forest Defense Saturday Apr 27th, 2019 3:30 PM
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