We discussed a bit about the possible electification of Caltrain here. It is a multi-faceted issue including the funding (trying to tap into non-existent High-cost Rail funding), the wires, the new trains (which would be longer and block more intersections around stations), but this being the Voice trees are always an issue. The Daily Journal know B'game is tree-crazy too and had a piece while we were down that merits revisiting
The Draft EIR estimates the project could remove up to 85 trees and prune another 154 in Burlingame. Mayor Michael Brownrigg said he was relieved to see none of the eucalyptus trees from the city’s beloved grove will be removed and only a few will be moderately pruned. However, he still needs to see a final report, Brownrigg said.
and then there are other factors
Although the (eucalyptus) grove seems largely out of harm’s way, the council wants the final EIR to specifically list which trees may be affected before the city gets on board, said Councilman Jerry Deal, who also serves as the vice chair of the Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board. Another concern is the loss of trees will also affect neighborhood aesthetics and decrease noise reduction for surrounding residences, Deal said.
The Daily Post had a similar piece noting that Palo Alto's number was 177 trees and that the historic "El Palo Alto" may have to be pruned. It is apparently 1,000 years old! Back here in B'game, I am trying to imagine which 85 trees that aren't part of the Francard grove of eucs we are talking about?