Albany City Council Adopts Resolution to Oppose Cutting Trees in State Park

Last night, the Albany City Council adopted a resolution opposing the “Richardson Grove Improvement Project,” a Caltrans construction project slated to begin in 2011.

It would mean cutting down 54 trees from Richardson Grove Park to widen a 1.1-mile stretch of Highway 101 for large trucks to pass through safely. According to Caltrans publications, the project wouldn’t cut down old-growth redwoods — the largest tree to be removed is seven inches in diameter.

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  • Courtesy of Caltrans

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