Area redwood trees showing signs of stress? Around Town, posted by Pleasantonian, a resident of the Mission Park neighborhood, on Jul 15, 2010 at 8:30 am Pleasantonian is a member (registered user) of PleasantonWeekly.com
We have noticed many redwood trees in the area have rust colored needles - we first noticed the trees on Junipero by the Raley's shopping center. Driving around town we are seeing more of this and wonder if it is disease related or what. Anyone know?
Posted by Chelsey, a resident of the Birdland neighborhood, on Jul 16, 2010 at 8:52 am
I have 2 GIANT trees in my neighbors backyard that has forced me to move my fence line in 5 feet. It has the same issue. Can we ask the city to cut them down? What kind of jackass plants redwoods in housing tracks back in the 60's?
Posted by Mitzi Parr, a resident of the Pleasanton Meadows neighborhood, on Jul 16, 2010 at 8:55 am
Funny you mentioin this. Just today we are having someone come to look at ours because they are scaring me. One very big branch came down a few days ago and this is in the middle of summer. What happens when the rainy season starts again? I have 4 of them on either side of my house and I want them cut down and replaced with more 'user friendly' trees!
Posted by Let Them Eat Cake..I Mean Kittens, a resident of the California Somerset neighborhood, on Jul 16, 2010 at 10:15 am
Redwood trees do make nice picnic tables, don't they?
Planting redwood trees in this valley is just another example of human arrogance, trying to force Nature into something that wasn't meant to be.
Where's the Lorax when you need him?
As for moving my fence off my property line to accommodate my jackass neighbors' encroaching tree--Chelsey, you are a far nicer person than I could ever hope to be. I'd have forced my neighbor to trim those trees or chop them down. You do realize that by moving the fence, you may actually be surrendering your right to "enjoyment" (full use) of your property? Don't know when you moved the fence, but if I were you, I'd move it back without delay.
Posted by Tissy, a resident of the Charter Oaks neighborhood, on Jul 16, 2010 at 12:29 pm
The neighbor behind us has five redwoods growing in their yard. We have almost no sun in our yard, they are messy as can be, the trunk of one of them is a couple of inches from our fence and they are never maintained. We have had large (about 10 ft long) branches blow onto our roof during high winds and break our tiles, which we are responsible for cost of the repairs. With all this being said and the fact they don't belong in this environment.....I have come to despise them and am angered by those who refuse to take care of them or get rid of them. Yes there ARE bigger things to worry about in this world but this is becoming a major irritant. City of Pleasanton, wish you would do something to require they are maintained and please...no more redwoods.
Posted by Chief Chirpa, a resident of the Birdland neighborhood, on Jul 16, 2010 at 2:13 pm
I am the leader of an Ewok clan living in the trees of Pleasanton for many generations and can definitive say the trees are stressed. My clan relaxes the trees by singing to them and massaging them. We offer our services to those that have similar problems in their parts of Pleasanton. We also offer discounts to residents of Livermore and Dublin.
Posted by frank, a resident of the Pleasanton Heights neighborhood, on Jul 16, 2010 at 9:57 pm
Wow. Wait until Chelsey goes to sell her home and it is discovered that the redwood tree owner now has also acquired "adverse possession" of 5 feet of her lot.... not too smart. Are Birdland lots so big that owners give over 5 feet of property line to neighbors without much thought?
"Common ways in which adverse possession arises include such instances as; A person has a fence line that is over on his neighbor's property and uses the property as his own; A person maintains a portion of land for his yard but a strip used actually is owned by deed by someone else; a driveway or roadway used by a landowner is actually on another person's land. "