OB Torrey Pine Alert

by on October 17, 2016 · 2 comments

in Culture, Environment, Health, Ocean Beach

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A city crew has begun chopping off limbs of the Torrey Pine located on Greene Street right next to Ebers Street.  This began around noon, Monday, October 17.

Why is the city doing this?

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This Torry has been nominated for a Heritage Tree designation.

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avatar retired botanist October 17, 2016 at 12:38 pm

Thanks for the tip. I went over and just caught the crew as they were leaving. Someone called about the broken limb so they came and took the end off. The limb was actually broken and could have fallen on someone so it was a legitimate concern, and I was glad to see that they only removed it at the broken point, rather than whacking the limb back further to the trunk, so the majority of the limb remains and still spreads out over the street.
I asked if they would be doing any more work on the tree and they said no.

Thanks for the watchful eyes :-)

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avatar Geoff Page October 17, 2016 at 12:43 pm

Thanks for checking that out.

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