Monday, March 16, 2009

Semi Tropic Spiritualists' Tract: California Black Walnuts Blooming

Photo: Diane Edwardson, March 13, 2009. California Black Walnut (Juglans californica) tree limbs are weighed down with flowers on the Semi Tropic Spiritualists' Tract. (Click on photo to enlarge.)

This month, we're taking a close-up view of the natural beauty of our neighborhood. The neighbors appealing the decision to subdivide and destroy the natural beauty of the Semi Tropic Spiritualists' Tract will be back in front of the City Council's PLUM Committee later this month. So for the next few weeks, we'll be taking a closer look at the Semi Tropic Spiritualists' lots, just across the 2 Freeway from the Corralitas Red Car Property.

The photo above shows one of the thriving trees in the California Black Walnut Woodland destined for destruction when the slope is removed from above the proposed 16-lot subdivision, as required by the City's Grading Division. To orient yourself, the view is facing northwest across the 2 Freeway, toward Corralitas Drive and Silver Ridge Ave. (the houses in the background).