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by Sue M., Alamo,
on Feb 2, 2010
Just like the lady says in the video, "it's a no-brainer". Cut it down. It is not the only tree on the Iron Horse Trail. The neighbors along the creek can feel safer. By the way, have any of you ever tried to get a permit to remove a tree in this area? Even if it is dangerous, diseased, rotten, etc., the process is a joke. And for anyone to say that Kinder-Morgan should be held hostage to plant more trees in other parts of the town, is not fair. Why take advantage of a company who is trying to do the right thing to avert a catastrophic accident.
CDSI members have confirmed that the pipe line remains a federal right of way. What needs to be discovered is whether or not the tree is within that right of way, who is liable for the cost of removal and is there any responsibility for replacement or adding trees.
Kinder Morgan offices are in Concord CA and the line riders have the right of way documents to define whether the tree is within the right of way and is the defined responsibility of Kinder-Morgan, www.kindermorgan.com. Try +1.925.682.0232 for answers.
Good grief!!!! Why would they not remove that oak tree! A clear disaster waiting to happen!!! On the other hand..how come the council and city planners in Danville had no problem removing all those beautiful redwoods plus, in the middle of their town????????? And may I add, do we get new trees planted else where as an appeasement????
Sounds like the Alamo council have their hands on the pulse of their town. Congratulations!!
Obviously this is a matter of cost. It is cheaper to chop the tree down than it is to protect the exposed pipeline from the danger of a falling tree or limb.
The tree was there first and the pipeline infiltrated its space, not the other way around. The pipeline makes money, the tree does not. Kinder Morgan should pay to protect their pipeline while keeping the tree where it has been growing WAY before Kinder Morgan showed up. Shame on all of you that knee jerked a response to chop the tree down.
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