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Solar Panels (AP)

East Bay Solar Project Halted After Trees Clear-Cut For Panels

A solar power project that involved clear-cutting groves of eucalyptus and oak trees to install solar panels has been halted near Richmond after county supervisors said they were caught off guard on the tree removal.


sudden oak death (Wikimedia Commons)

Hundreds Of Peninsula Trees To Be Removed To Fight Sudden Oak Death

A crew on Monday began removing roughly 250 bay trees in several open space lands in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties to stop the spread of a plant pathogen that causes oak tree species to die.

CBS San Francisco–07/11/2011

The oak tree nicknamed 'Granny' that residents of the North Fair Oaks area of unincorporated Menlo Park are trying to save. (Mary Ann Mullen)

Menlo Park Residents Consider Plan To Save Tree

Menlo Park residents are negotiating with the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission to preserve the nearly 300-year-old oak tree, which stands in the way of an expensive water pipeline project.



Ancient Mendocino County Redwoods To Be Preserved

A grove of redwood trees, some more than 1,500 years old, will be preserved after a conservation group raised millions of dollars to buy the land from a logging company.

CBS San Francisco–03/25/2011

Trees planted along a street in San Jose. (City of San Jose website)

San Jose Trims Trees Ahead Of Winter Weather

The City of San Jose has launched an aggressive tree trimming project, in response to a tragic arbor accident last winter. The public-private partnership planned to work on nearly a thousand trees before the end of the year.