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May 31, 2008



The California Codes permit cities (i.e. Burlingame) to make their own historic registers:

SECTION 50280-50290

50280.1. "Qualified historical property" for purposes of this
article, means privately owned property which is not exempt from
property taxation and which meets either of the following:
(a) Listed in the National Register of Historic Places or located
in a registered historic district, as defined in Section 1.191-2(b)
of Title 26 of the Code of Federal Regulations.
(b) Listed in any state, city, county, or city and county official
register of historical or architecturally significant sites, places,
or landmarks.

Holy Roller

Trees are a historic part of Burlingame as well as any building.
AS time goes by buildings degrade, and trees die.
Just like us.
However, maintenance can add to, and prolong the benifits those units contribute to the City of Burlingame.
It is hard to decide which benefit developes the most value.
I believe it is the Trees.
The trees last longer than us, mortage rates, and presidents.
The trees of Burlingame are the "Frame" of the community, and need more "short term" care than the a casuaul observer would notice.
Lots of trees are being removed now because of their life span.
New trees are being replanted.
However, the maintenance of those new trees is not being done by the homeowner, (just give them water)and without the community being invovled a reforestaion of Burlingame will never be achived.
So what do we do?
A new Park Director has been hired to replace Tim Richmond.
He is very involved in comunity development, and reforestation in paticular.
Please contact him with your thoughts regarding the loss, and revigoration of our urban forest asap.

Holy Roller

I hate to be the only person pulling the "fire alarm" regarding the dead and dieing newly planted trees(Elm) on ECR.
But the company that planted those trees were only responsible for maintenance,"watering",for one year.
Thoses nice replacement trees are dieing.
Now what?
Why can't we get it right?
Really.. Why can we not get it right?

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