• If you hear chain saws on the Rec Trail…

    A large Monterey cypress at Shoreline Park “failed” a large portion of the trunk base and limbs into the cove by the Monterey Bay Boatworks. Because the structural integrity of the tree is now severely compromised, the tree must be removed. As of Friday morning, April 12, 2013 the work has begun and should be completed by Monday, April 15.

    Stephen Morton of the City of Monterey advises that the tree had been scheduled for trimming, but a portion of it broke off. Or “failed,” before the trimming began, possibly due to recent winds in combination with a fungus typical to this type of tree. His examination of the tree revealed two large cracks in the remaining trunks and the decision was made to remove it in the interest of safety. Morton advises that the tree would not likely have survived much longer anyway.DSC07733 DSC07734 DSC07739 DSC07746

    The City of Monterey plans to plant a replacement tree near the memorial benches that overlook the cove. Photos will be posted to our website as soon as they are received.

    posted to Cedar Street Times on April 12, 2013

    Topics: Front PG News, Green

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