Berkeleyan Ryan Mytika came home one day recently to find a fruit tree on his street had disappeared. He thinks the city should give residents some warning before they cut down a much-loved neighborhood tree.
Why not tag a tree with a notice when it is scheduled for removal, he asks in an Opinionator piece published on Berkeleyside.
“If we can display details on building proposals, why not alert the neighborhood publicly of a tree’s last stand? Seems like a graceful, easy thing to do,’ he writes.
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