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Monday, June 14, 2010

Redwoods culled in Fern Dell

Eight established California Redwoods were removed from Fern Dell late last week, bringing questions from park visitors and nearby residents.

According to an employee of the Forestry Division of the Department of Recreation and Parks, the normally long-lived trees were already under stress due to the recent drought conditions. The City's mandatory water conservation rules finished them off.

The Forestry Division supervised the removal.

In light of the loss of the Redwoods, is it wise to plant scores of new trees in every picnic area of Griffith Park when the park's well-established trees can't be properly supported?

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