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Historic trees cut down on Bernal Avenue by fairgrounds

Original post made by Disappointed, Vintage Hills Elementary School, on Jul 29, 2010

I was horrified to see a tree crew cutting down historic walnut trees along the fence outside the fairgrounds along Bernal Avenue. I've lived in Pleasanton for 51 years and they were there when I was a kid. At least three were already cut down with huge stumps littering the ground.

Does anyone know why? I called and left a message at the city offices but haven't heard back yet.

What a shame since Bernal is a major gateway in and out of our City and the tree lined streets are so beautiful. There must be an awful good reason, but I'd like to hear it.

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Posted by answer
a resident of Vintage Hills Elementary School
on Jul 29, 2010 at 1:52 pm

Received a call for City staff. Apprently the trees were dead and had to be removed. They will be planting new trees except near the PG&E box. Cycle of life!

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Posted by Answer
a resident of Pleasanton Heights
on Jul 29, 2010 at 1:56 pm

One walnut tree is being removed, it was dying and unsafe. It will be replaced by a California Sycamore.
I have asked about the trees on the other side of Bernal that were removed during the development of the Bernal property. City council promised the community that they would be replaced immediately but after more than five years still have not been replaced. I agree the gateway those trees create is important.

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Posted by resident
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 29, 2010 at 9:55 pm

Please plant something to cover that obnoxious new sign.

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Posted by artlover
a resident of Birdland
on Jul 30, 2010 at 10:50 am

Yes- I was so saddened when they first cut down the walnut trees for the Bernal property- and yes nothing ever got replanted!
Another uninspired move: replanting with Sycomore trees!!! BORING There are no other appropiate trees we can come up with? Mountain Ash or something? Sycamore Trees are so redundant !

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Posted by Marjie
a resident of Downtown
on Jul 30, 2010 at 2:58 pm

Yes, please plant something to hide that "Vegas" sign.

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Posted by Jayson
a resident of Civic Square
on Jul 31, 2010 at 2:37 am

(Post removed by Pleasanton Weekly Online staff as irrelevant to this thread.)

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Posted by jw
a resident of West of Foothill
on Jul 31, 2010 at 11:41 pm


This is its made to talk about pleasanton and its community.If someone,like yourself, wants to talk about bigger things then maybe you should go to a different website that covers the bay area not just one town.

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