Thursday, July 28, 2016

2 Freeway Rosebud Ave Overpass: Trees Showing New Growth After Silver Lake Fire

Photo: Corralitas Neighbor, July 27, 2016.  Yesterday, we noticed a lot of new growth (see arrows) sprouting on the Eucalyptus trees on either side of the Rosebud Ave overpass of the 2 Freeway, about 6 weeks after the Silver Lake Fire.  These two trees were still there as of 8:30 AM today.

Considering I witnessed a huge explosion of flames when the fire hit the Rosebud overpass, I'm impressed any of the "smaller" eucalyptus survived.

CalTrans is cutting down trees its tree experts deem unsafe after the fire.  We're looking at a big heat island on the 2 Freeway because so many trees were affected.  Like the Red Car Property, the 2 Freeway is our backyard.  We will continue following the demise and recovery of trees on the freeway as well as the Red Car Property.