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Boulevard of Trees historical information now on-line

Original post made by Steve Mick, Alamo, on Apr 14, 2008

Dear Neighbors,

Some historical Information on Alamo's Boulevard of Trees Project is now available on the Web Link website. Through the courtesy of Diane Barley, I scanned both the original brochure for the Boulevard of Trees Project and also the list of personal tree dedications.

In the next several weeks, and with the assistance of Lillian Burns, The Alamo Beautification Advisory Committee (Zone 36) will begin tagging the trees in this project with identifying information.


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Posted by Hal Bailey
a resident of another community
on Apr 14, 2008 at 12:15 pm

Dear neighbors,

Many thanks to Diane Barley, Lillian Burns and Steve Mick for this important project. Long ago (1946-1949), our family's Sunday Drive was under a canopy of trees in Alamo.

Maybe, in good humor, we are now closer to changing Danville Blvd to Tree Museum Boulevard. I could imagine crushed rock (water access to trees) pathways along both sides of our boulevard so we can enjoy strolls among the trees. Certainly, covered drainage would add to such pathways and more opportunities for trees.

Applause to all involved,

Hal Bailey

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Posted by Vince Kreigher
a resident of another community
on Apr 14, 2008 at 5:04 pm

Posted with a smile at the request of the author

Dear Hal and neighbors,

I told you Steve Mick has a great sense of humor. I feel almost invited to create Tree Museum Blvd as a toll road, don't you know.

All that is left is to "take all the trees and put them in a tree museum, and charge all the people a dollar and half just to see them!"

Seriously, great work Diane, Lillian and Steve,

Away in Morro Bay

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Posted by Kathy Bell
a resident of another community
on Apr 16, 2008 at 7:46 am

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Dear neighbors,

Many neighbors have concluded that Danville Blvd in Alamo could be rejuvenated by the Boulevard of Trees efforts more rapidly if it became part of the East Bay Regional Parks as Tree Museum Boulevard or simply the Boulevard of Trees. We are imagining something like 17 mile drive on the Monterey Peninsula with a visitor's admission fee and resident passes.

Our boulevard would be bordered by level crushed rock pathways and new natural planting under existing and new trees and feature more benches and lighting to make the boulevard a day and night experience.

We would enjoy neighbors opinions and ideas.

Kathy Bell
Iron Horse neighbors

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Posted by Susan West
a resident of another community
on Apr 21, 2008 at 5:24 pm

Dear Neighbors,

The many responses to marking Danville Blvd with signs welcoming visitors to the Boulevard of Trees came from very diverse groups and neighborhoods. The concept suggested that intersections show Danville Blvd on the street signs, but special signs be place between intersections to commemorate the Boulevard of Trees. Such signs could have a brief history of the Boulevard of Trees.

There was support for the crushed rock pathways along the boulevard, more benches, covered drainage, and decorative street lighting. Many were ready to study the toll road plan to reduce commute traffic through Alamo.

This has been an excellent e-exchange in celebration of our Boulevard of Trees.

Thank you all,

Susan West
North Iron Horse neighborhoods

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