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The group claims that moisture from fog captured by the giant trees acts as a fire retardant on the ground, and they serve as windbreaks that can actually prevent fires from spreading.
Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf and the Oakland City Council, U.C. Berkeley Chancellor Nicholas Dirks and East Bay Regional Parks District General Manager Robert Doyle have received federal funding for an environmentally catastrophic plan to"eradicate" Eucalyptus, Monterey Pine, and Acacia forests on the public lands and parks of the East Bay.
Overin the East Bay hills will be chopped down and. May 08, Fighting the East Bay Clear-Cutting ofTrees Posted on May 8, by SF Forest Alliance Nearly half a million trees are likely to be felled in Berkeley and the East Bay Hills of the San Francisco Bay Area. Mar 05, The grants will fund tree thinning, including the thinning of eucalyptus groves, rather than clear-cutting - as originally proposed by the University of California and some neighborhood takedownstump.bar: Sam Levin.
Jun 23, In the years after the fire, UC Berkeley, the City of Oakland, and the East Bay Regional Park District began devising plans to cut down on the number of trees and plants in the hills in order to.
May 08, In the East Bay, there are three inter-related plans to cut down nearly thousand eucalyptus and other trees on nearly acres of land. Forest at Lake Chabot – Photo credit: takedownstump.bar Three owners/ land managers are involved: University of California at Berkeley (54, trees on acres) City of Oakland (23, trees on acres); East Bay Regional Parks District.