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Hairy or Downy Woodpecker Song?

Last week, walking in the forest, I heard what at first sounded like frogs. I listened more carefully, and realized it was a woodpecker of some kind. I’m a birder of more enthusiasm than expertise, and I usually need my … Continue reading

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Herbicides (Roundup) and the Forest

This letter is from Alicia Snow, a frequent visitor to the forest. It has been minimally edited to provide direct links and redact one name. —————————————– Roundup – the herbicide of choice used by UCSF all over our forest, is … Continue reading

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Caring for a Temperate Cloud Forest

Managing a temperate cloud forest is quite different from managing a regular dry forest. The most important thing is: Don’t open it up to dry out. When the forest is opened up, the area immediately becomes dryer. Today, on a … Continue reading

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FEMA Fire danger? Where?

The UCSF application to FEMA, besides a great deal of peripheral information relating to the management of other forests like the Presidio, said that the California Dept of Fire and Forestry identified areas of high fire risk. A map was … Continue reading

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The Letter Objecting to the UCSF “Fire Mitigation” plan

Objections to the UCSF “Fire Mitigation” Plan (published with permission) UCSF has circulated a plan to fell thousands of trees in two separate areas – South Ridge and Edgewood – as part of an ostensible “Fire Mitigation” project. FEMA funding … Continue reading

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Report on Urban Forestry Council Meeting

Summary: The Urban Forestry Council was unaware of the UCSF plan until it received a letter from concerned neighbors. This meeting was to find out more. Five members of the public spoke: Three residents of the Forest Knolls neighborhood; one … Continue reading

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Letter from the SF Tree Council

Letter in support, to the SF Urban Forestry Council from San Francisco Tree Council, (published with permission): Re: Support for Letter “Objections to the UCSF “Fire Mitigation” Plan Dear Urban Forest Council Members, I assume item #7 refers to the … Continue reading

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