Thursday, July 21, 2016

2 Freeway: CalTrans Taking Down Really Big Trees

Photo: Jonathan Vandiveer, July 21, 2016.  Wednesday, CalTrans began cutting down trees damaged by the June 19, 2016 Silver Lake Fire adjacent to Corralitas Drive.  According to Vandiveer, "a worker said that they're not removing all of them 'just the ones that burned.'"  Of course very few of the big Eucalyptus actually burned, they mostly just got toasted from the extreme heat of the fire.
Photo: Red Car Property Neighbor, July 21, 2016.  It's hard to get a sense of scale of just how big the trees were that CalTrans removed were. We'll be looking at those photos over the coming days.  But those two large stumps (when they were trees) on the right stopped cars from flying into the Red Car Property last year as there are no guard rails on most of this slope.