Monday, August 22, 2016

2 Freeway: What Difference Do Trees Make?

Photo: Diane Edwardson, May 20, 2012.  More than 100 people appreciated the shade of the trees on the southbound 2 Freeway parkway as they took  Corralitas Walk from Allesandro Way to the Corralitas Red Car Property on Day 2 of The Big Parade 2012.  (Click on photos to enlarge.)
Photo: Lupita Chapa, August 5, 2016.  Six weeks after the Silver Lake Fire, a clump of 3 big trees and a smattering of smaller trees will not provide much shade now.  In the past month, CalTrans has removed trees on the 2 Freeway to further reduce the fire danger.  

The Eucalyptus on the Red Car Property slope has sprouted new growth near the trunk and larger branches, but should be trimmed back to reduce further fire danger.