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Dying or Diseased Redwood trees?

Original post made by Concerned, Country Fair, on Mar 7, 2014

I've noticed a number of Redwood trees along Valley Ave. between Hopyard and Bernal are dying. Curious if anyone knows why, or has noticed this in other parts of town. I'm wondering what we can do to protect our trees and if it is something that will spread.


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Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on Mar 7, 2014 at 3:10 pm

Yellow Disease in Redwood Trees: Web Link

I agree that it's a very serious concern.

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Posted by steve
a resident of Dublin
on Apr 15, 2014 at 10:07 pm

well a few yrs ago they did a chemical change now all the broad leaf and pre-m sprays are killing rw trees everywhere portola and first st they sprayed the suckers and smokin trees with pre-m caltrans have been burnin them up 4 yrs. with milestone 9252167890

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Posted by Observer
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Apr 18, 2014 at 3:28 pm

I wasn't aware of any issues. But yesterday, all the redwoods at the valley entrance to Danbury Park were removed...just ruined the valley approach.

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Posted by Betty
a resident of West of Foothill
on Apr 23, 2014 at 10:38 am

About a month ago...I heard a story on a news channel...and they mentioned the affect a drought can & will have on Redwood trees...especially because this is not their native area.

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Posted by steve
a resident of Danville
on Jul 26, 2014 at 4:50 am

these trees grow great in the valley if you take away the maint. and landscape co. also check out the senior center on alcosta 27 redbuds burned up . they killed almost all the shrubs then they put out more chemical cause there is more exposed dirt and that finished the redbuds. village green park ,first stop and then the senior center is second stop . also check out three trees across from 7/11 at kimbil and alcosta that they put on the weed free lawn burned up the trees all down the middle of alcosta is years of chemicals in planter, the redbuds in front of walmart have died they removed and planted new ones and they are dead to, drive down stags coach rd. all you see is deformed trees and stumps. look in amador lakes .ITS ALL THE CHEMICAL TO CONTROL WEED GROWTH IN THE LAWNS AND PLANTERS. THE COMPANIES ARE ALL MAKING A TON OF MONEY KILLING ALL THE TREES AND NONE OF YOU PEOPLE SEE IT.THATS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN UNQUALIFIED PEOPLE SPRAYING CHEMICALS THAT CAN DAMAGE TREES AT (ONE DROP CHEMICAL TO BILLION DROPS WATER) I TALKED TO A WORKER SPRAYING HE SAID HE SEES THE DAMAGE BUT DOESNT WANT TO SAY ANYTHING CAUSE HE WILL LOSE HIS JOB. WOW