Our readers have deeply personal, even possessive, feelings towards their favorite trees. They find meaning in their growth, notice how they change with the seasons and mourn their passing when they die.
Tree chippers and work trucks pulled into People’s Park in Berkeley early Friday morning to take out more than 40 trees and prune a number of others, UC Berkeley officials report.
The city of Berkeley says the owner of 1698 University Ave. failed to meet conditions of a project permit for the site, including the preservation of trees.
There have been many instances in which developers in Berkeley damage or kill mature trees they were supposed to protect during construction. There’s a way to prevent this.
After years of opposition and lawsuits, Cal has succeeded in cutting down eucalyptus trees near campus.