Saturday, May 17, 2008

Green: Santa Monica Ficus Tree Debate Comes To A Close

Having lived for a few years on a street in Santa Monica lined by these trees I can truly appreciate how destructive the Ficus root systems can be to one's property.  The sidewalk in front of the Red House was completely buckled and our sewer-line was in shambles and in need of replacing immediately upon move in.  Nonetheless it's quite heartbreaking to see these images of such beautiful specimens (in downtown Santa Monica) being chopped down last week.  For those of you who may not be aware this has been a hot debate around town for the past many weeks.  The Ficus trees are going to be replaced with Gingkoes.

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