Saturday, August 13, 2016

Corralitas Drive: Trees Made Living Next To The 2 Freeway More Tolerable

Photo: Diane Edwardson, July 29, 2015.  There was was a dense thicket of trees on the parkway adjacent to the southbound lanes of the 2 Freeway.  To better grasp the scale of the trees check out the two DWP workers hanging from the telephone pole on the right.  (Click on photos to enlarge.)
Photo: Corralitas Neighbor, August 9, 2016.  For the past few weeks, CalTrans has been butchering what's left the 2 Freeway trees, many of which were indeed damaged by the Silver Lake Fire, June 19, 2016.
Photo: Gary Vlahakis, August 10, 2016.  Today, residents who previously had a 40' wall of vegetation, now have a noisy, dirty constant reminder they live next to the freeway.  There are limited guard rails and now there are only 3 big eucalyptus to hopefully prevent cars from flying off the freeway.