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May 01, 2023


hollyroller@ gmail.com

Very Nice photos. I can almost smell the scene...
I can tell by the way "your" New Tree was planted that The COB did the work. COB has been Planting Trees regularly at least 30 years now. Thousands of Trees have been planted thanks to the foresight of past COB Elders. Please all. never take for granted this "urban reforestation" and the "funds" that are needed to continue. Thank You COB Elders. There really are "obvious" Long Term Goals to maintain our Tree City.
I believe Park Superintendent Rich Quadry, and COB Manager Jim Nantell found the Funds/Grants for Urban Forestry at little or No Cost.


Thanks holy. I'm just guessing but doesn't the COB do all of the planting in the median strips since it's their property? In any case, as I said, I am pleased with how it all progressed. The only thing that could be better is if we got a green water bag with the tree. The instructions call for 5-10 gallons of water once a week. Wouldn't it be better if I put 10 gallons in the bag and it dripped it out to the tree over the week?


P.S. As we pulled in from Tahoe at 3pm, it was hailing in B'game! Hope our young seedlings enjoyed that.

hollyroller@ gmail.com

Bob Disco was an advocate for "tree water bags." I believe the intension was that the homeowner/ tenant would be able to spend 3 minutes every 10 days to water their tree.
Unfortunately, 92.8% of Burlingame Residents don't even know if they have a tree or not in their Front Yard or not. Yet the COB Tree Dept. keeps replanting. Great Work Mr. Pedro!


My thoughts were about what is best for the tree. I certainly appreciate things happening quickly--like pumping 18 gallons of gas into my car in 3 minutes verses plugging it in for an hour and a half or two--but is quicker better for the tree?

I'm no expert, but it seems to me that a steady drip for 10 days would be preferable to a 5-10 gallon flood. Inquiring minds.....

Maybe Park & Rec can weight in?

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