This Tree Is Tagged For Destruction

This photograph was submitted to us by Peter. This  healthy, majestic eucalyptus has been tagged for removal.

Photo credit: Peter Fairfield

When it’s gone, it will be missed by the neighbors, and also the insects that rely on its flowers, the birds that live there, and the animals that shelter there. The eucalyptus in this park are home to honeybees, bats, Great Horned owls, Red Tail Hawks, Nuthatches, Brown Creepers, hummingbirds, Monarch butterflies, squirrels, to name some species that come to mind.

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3 Responses to This Tree Is Tagged For Destruction

  1. Save Sutro says:

    Beautiful tree and image, kudos!

    Reminds me of the Ansell Adams photograph at the Met:

    http://www.metmuseum.org/Collections/search-the-collections/190014345#fullscreen

    It’s difficult to imagine anyone would want to cut down a majestic tree like that.

  2. LJ Speakup says:

    This is nuts. Why would they need to take down this great old tree?

    Webmaster: Good question. It doesn’t make any sense to us either.

  3. Dave says:

    Where is this tree located and why is it tagged for removal? Is it dying, infested, falling down, dropping daggers?

    Webmaster: This particular tree is located along a cyclone fence close to the entrance to Glen Canyon Park. It is majestic and healthy. I don’t know why the SF Recreation and Park Department doesn’t want this tree. They are planning to move the tennis courts — I wonder if that might be involved? It turns out that 30 days before removal, there must be a notice posted, and there must be a hearing where people may comment — or at least this is what I’ve been told. But we know that often SFRPD doesn’t follow the rules.