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Dead looking trees on Danville Blvd.

Original post made by Alamo Resident, Alamo, on Feb 16, 2012

Does anyone know if the perpetually brown oak trees on Danville Blvd. are dead or alive? If they are dead, is there a plan for replacement?

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Posted by CDSI Research
a resident of Alamo
on Feb 17, 2012 at 7:13 am

Dear Alamo Residents (via Express Editor)

The Alamo Improvement Association would have records of the trees planted along Danville Blvd in addition to the avenue of the trees group that sponsored replantings for many years. The trees in question are not dead but do retain their brown leaves until the new leaves appear in late spring and turn brown in early fall.

If your question is why those trees were chosen, you will likely find that they are resistent to the disease that killed the large canopy trees many years ago. When I was a child in Berkeley during the late 1940s my family would drive under the perfect canopy of trees that was Alamo at that time.

Logon to and ask the transportation committee for more information.

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Posted by Mike
a resident of Alamo
on Feb 17, 2012 at 12:10 pm

The trees are Scarlet Oaks. As note above, they do retain their brown leaves through the winter after they have turned red in the fall and until the new foliage appears in the spring.

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