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The City of Oakland Plans to Cut 90% of Eucs, Pines, Cypress, and Acacias in a 100-Acre Area
FEMA grant ignites debate over eucalyptus trees

Oakland plans to destroy 90% of eucs, pines, cypress, and acacias      web

doc-titleBattle erupts over future of Oakland hills eucalyptus trees
authorBill Murray
quote"In 1991, the fire event that occurred here was one of the most expensive natural disasters in history. We don't want to see a repeat of that," said Vincent Crudele, Vegetation Management Specialist with the Oakland Fire Marshall's office and Oakland Fire Department. ... Crudele said the first three years of the plan in Oakland would result in a visible change to about 100 acres near the Caldecott Tunnel and Skyline Blvd. He told KTVU more than 90 percent of the non-native eucalyptus, Monterey pine, cypress and acacia trees there would be gone.
sourceKTVU story on the eucalyptus controversy

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