Mia culpa.

The city’s statement on this indicates that the trees were disrupting the concrete around them. The site of those beautiful trees being cut down enraged me, and I overreacted. I have never claimed to be a journalist, but I do try to be factual. I was wrong in my conclusions about this instance.

 

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4 thoughts on “Mia culpa.

  1. Lael Montgomery

    I would have removed the concrete and replaced it with gravel. Why not? Treelessness, in my view, is a much bigger problem aesthetically for sure and ecologically, too, than rumpled concrete. It never should been concrete in the first place.

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  2. Christine Jackson

    I have some landscape knowledge, I doubt the roots were the problem;

    podocarpus tree roots invasive?

    Podocarpus macrophyllus (yew podocarpus) is a slow growing 40-50? evergreen tree that branches low to the ground and produces leathery lance shaped leaves. It has found extensive use as a semi-formal hedge (best appearance if hand pruned) admired for the dark green foliage and dense growth. An added advantage, Podocarpus has non-invasive roots so it can be planted close to a sidewalk, and appears to resist wind damage. It will grow on a range of moist but free draining soils, preferring those that are slightly acidic. Organic mulch is beneficial, both conserving soil moisture and slowly enriching the soil. I don’t think you’ll have problems with the roots near your pool.

    On Sun, Oct 14, 2018 at 1:38 PM A Blue View for Escondido wrote:

    > mmliles posted: “The city’s statement on this indicates that the trees > were disrupting the concrete around them. The site of those beautiful trees > being cut down enraged me, and I overreacted. I have never claimed to be a > journalist, but I do try to be factual. I was wron” >

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