Since it was such a spectacularly lovely day in Old B'game today, I have chosen today for the annual tree-hugger post. There is a wrinkle this year since I am going to bookend it with a big loss. I'm not sure what this species is (a little help here experts) but they are pretty common in B'game and particularly bright this year.
The bookend is the mighty Euc that we are losing across El Camino from the Safeway near the bus stop. If you have been caught in any of the single-lane bottlenecks that Caltrans has had to use to take down the tree you know where it is. It seems to me that they are about five days into it and there is still a lot of eucalyptus there. The good news is I have it on good authority that this one is a "good kill", i.e. it was legitimately sick. Here's hoping it is the only original one we lose for awhile.