Letters to the Editor

Trees at SLO High could have been saved

Trees were being cut down on the north side of the San Luis Obispo High school campus on July 7, 2017.
Trees were being cut down on the north side of the San Luis Obispo High school campus on July 7, 2017. banderson@thetribunenews.com

I believe that it was extremely short-sighted to remove the old growth oak tree on the San Luis Obispo High School campus. Oaks take many years to reach the size of this one, and if the administration had cared at all about the trees — and the students for that matter — it would have hired an architect who could have designed a facility that would have spared this tree. For instance, why couldn’t it have incorporated the tree in a patio adjacent to the annex?

I feel that this move is somewhat akin to the recent removal of old growth oaks in North County, and it should not be countenanced by the citizens of San Luis Obispo.

Shane VerPlanck, Los Osos

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