Redwoods coming off town's protected tree list
Original post made on Apr 29, 2009
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on Apr 29, 2009 at 12:21 pm
Redwoods grow as far south as the Santa Lucia mountains so I find that Dr. Stannard could be wrong with his facts.
They also grow as far inland as 35 miles from the coast. I know for a fact there is a huge area around Moraga with groves. There is a small town there fully surrounded by these trees called Canyon. This place is 8 to 10 miles from here over the Las Trampas Hills.
Oh yes danville is located just East of the Las Trampas hills in case Dr. Stannard didn't know this.
All they really need is some coastal fog or a stream for water in the summer.
Native Range: The range of Redwood extends southward from two groves on the Chetco River in the extreme southwest corner of Oregon (lat. 42° 09' N.), to Salmon Creek Canyon in the Santa Lucia Mountains of southern Monterey County, CA (lat. 35° 41' N.). This Redwood belt is an irregular coastal strip about 724 km (450 mi) long and generally 8 to 56 km (5 to 35 mi) wide. Within this region, Redwood trees grow now, or could grow, on an estimated 647 500 ha (1.6 million acres). Of this area, 260 200 ha (643,000 acres) comprise the commercial coast Redwood forest type (more than 50 percent Redwood stocking). The remainder of the area contains parks, other forest types containing Redwood, and recently logged Redwood type. The old-growth Redwood, much of which is in State and National Parks, occupies less than 80 940 ha (200,000 acres). The old-growth in commercial forests will be harvested within the next few decades. A major discontinuity splits the type in southern Humboldt County, California. South of Sonoma County, California, Redwoods grow in detached and irregular areas to the southern extremity of the range. (Silvics of North America. 1990. Agriculture Handbook 654.)
on Apr 29, 2009 at 1:01 pm
The redwoods are in fact beautiful, but certainly not in the small backyard landscaping of Danville, our neighbors have numerous redwoods in the back of their property, far away from their home, but close to other homes...there is considerable damage done to our property because of the growth of the ever encroaching root systems, not to mention the tons of dead and dried branches blown into our yards continually. We tried to get two of three of the trees removed from the encroachment being done to our property, only to get permission from the Town for the removal of one tree which was pushing our fence over..we live in fear that these giants will be blown over by our winds, as two of these redwoods were just 11 feet from our patio...and very near the property line..We were told by the Town of Danville, to change our method of landscaping to accommodate the trees and be grateful for the shade..We had to prove hard damage to get one tree removed and had to pay for half of the removal of the tree and replace the fence. Bravo change the law!
on Apr 30, 2009 at 7:34 am
Finding justification for a political decision is always easily contrived. The reality is Danville's commission and council are responding to the near silence of pending legal actions that will impact the Weber property.
Neighborhoods, in their ever-growing influence of their wealth and counsel, simply required Danville to make a political decision.
Hal, as a community courtesy