City not tree-friendly? |

City not tree-friendly?

I’m not a tree expert and so will not pontificate on the options that existed for the giant sequoia located at Neal and School streets here in downtown Grass Valley. Suffice to say that it’s been painful walking by it the past few days, witnessing its demise. It was shocking to see the healthy, grand tree standing naked without its limbs for two days and then its body cut into sections for removal. The presence of the tree was visible for many blocks around town and now, so too is its absence.

I live in “historic downtown Grass Valley” and trust that the City Council will make wise decisions on preserving the town’s historical charm and country character. I believe they slipped on this one, and I hope that I’m not the only person angry about it.

Joyce Lally

Grass Valley

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