Letters to the Editor

Los Osos should consult residents about eucalyptus tree removal

It was brought to my attention that the Los Osos Community Advisory Council (LOCAC) approved cutting down 32 majestic eucalyptus trees located behind Los Osos Middle School. To see these trees, go to the end of El Morro Avenue.

I am wondering how I could have missed this important meeting on Oct. 22. I did not see any notification to the public, and I would have attended and objected.

In 2004, a Los Osos citizen, Ann Calhoun, wrote about her feelings after the State Parks had cut down 20 to 30 trees in this location. The 32 remaining trees are a Los Osos landmark that should be treated with respect. I find it hard to believe that LOCAC voted and approved this without our input.

It is now in the hands of the San Luis Obispo County Planning Commission. Hopefully we will be notified this time so we can express our opinion.

Ybi Van Ekeren, Los Osos