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Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf and the Oakland City Council, U.C. Berkeley Chancellor Nicholas Dirks and East Bay Regional Parks District General Manager Robert Doyle have received federal funding for an environmentally catastrophic plan to"eradicate" Eucalyptus, Monterey Pine, and Acacia forests on the public lands and parks of the East Bay.
Overin the East Bay hills will be chopped down and. Themillion FEMA grant will pay for the East Bay Regional Park District, City of Oakland and UC Berkeley to thin trees (mostly eucalyptus) and brush from about acres of ridgeline in the East Bay Hills.
EXCERPT: All trees, no matter their species, reduce the risk of fire because their leaves collect moisture from the air and drip on the ground beneath.
Q. Will you be clear-cutting? A. No. Trees will be removed selectively through thinning, with many healthy mature eucalyptus trees remaining. May 08, Fighting the East Bay Clear-Cutting ofTrees Posted on May 8, by SF Forest Alliance Nearly half a million trees are likely to be felled in Berkeley and the East Bay Hills of the San Francisco Bay Area.
Mar 05, FEMA Approves Funds to Thin Trees in East Bay Hills, Rather than Clear-Cutting of eucalyptus groves, rather than clear-cutting - as originally proposed by Author: Sam Levin.
Jul 16, Over the next three years, UC Berkeley, Oakland and East Bay Regional Park officials will use amillion federal grant to remove eucalyptus and diseased and Estimated Reading Time: 8 mins.