Conservation group invites you to visit threatened West Sacramento trees
FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — NOV 13, 2013 —
The next phase of a housing project near the Tower Bridge threatens the existence of about a dozen large trees along West Capitol Avenue between 3rd and 5th streets.
The Capital Courtyards project by Wolff Enterprises of Arizona envisions over 300 units of apartments — and a partially-underground garage that would necessitate removal of the trees.
West Sacramento’s Lana Paulhamus and the West Sacramento Conservancy would like the city council to say ‘no.’ They’ve asked for the development plan to be re-drawn.
The trees are identified by the city as London plane trees, and by the Conservancy as a rare sycamore.
Interested people are invited to meet at 10 a.m. on Saturday at 5th and G to walk to the site.
For the News-Ledger’s report on the first phase of the project — and the removal of a different row of trees — visit www.westsac.com/blog/2012/12/10/big-old-trees-stand-in-the-way-of-new-development-in-west-sac/
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