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Lamenting the loss of oak trees

Why are so many of our old oak trees from the Verdugo land being cut down?

Yes, some, because of disease, but other trees are successfully treated for disease.

I think of two oaks in particular that really saddened me. One was on large hillside estate between Rossmoyne and Cortez and the other was on the southwest corner of Stocker and Cordova. That one I remember looking up at and thinking what a wonderful remnant it was of the old Verdugo estate.

I thought these trees were protected.

Diane Cave