Despite Fire Danger, Eucalyptus Trees Still Thrive In Bay AreaWhile the non-native eucalyptus tree can be found growing all over in the Bay Area, the plant also raises concerns because it is known to help fuel wildfires.
Tree-Thinning FEMA Grant Pulled In Neighborhoods Hit By Oakland Hills FirestormA $3.5 million FEMA grant for tree thinning at University of California at Berkeley and the city of Oakland has been pulled.
Environmentalists Strip Naked To Protest Cutting Eucalyptus Grove In Oakland HillsActivists say they exposed themselves to make themselves vulnerable, just like the thousands of trees.
City Council Approves Hotly Contested $4M FEMA Grant To Cut Trees In Oakland HillsCity officials accepted a $4 million federal grant to chop down trees in the ritzy Oakland hills, a decision that ignited debate over how best to prevent deadly wildfires in the affluent Northern California region.

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