Reading about the city's last go around on the tree ordinances, I was saddened that the city council is proposing to protect only three species of trees, or any tree with a three-foot diameter. I was under the assumption that as the elected stewards of the city, it was the council members' obligation to preserve the beauty in our city.
Does that mean you can cut down that beautiful multi-trunk coral tree in front of Palm Crest Elementary School, or the fabulous Albizzia in the same location? Why are we so liberal about what we are, a Tree City USA?
We have wonderful California pepper trees, old, historical olive trees and gigantic redwoods. Removing a tree should be a case-by-case undertaking. If a citizen complains, the matter should be researched and then a determination made.