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Redwood trees not a threat

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From page A8 | June 09, 2014 |

Normally I do not respond to a letter to the editor, but I am responding to Ernst Bak’s letter of May 22 about redwood trees.Obviously he does not know much about trees. Yes, all trees eventually fall. A 100-year-old redwood is still considered a young tree. Most redwoods live 500 years or more. Unless you are planning to be here 100 years from now, I really would not be concerned about these trees.

Perhaps Mr. Bak should spend some time with the people living among these majestic trees. I have spent time in the redwoods and I never saw one come down. Most of the trees are hundreds of years old when they fall. These trees are resistant to insects so they live long, healthy lives. Redwood trees have not earned the name “widow-maker” like some other species of trees in the area.

Fairfield has many more serious issues to contend with. Why are stores moving out of Fairfield and going to Vacaville? This city is becoming a ghost town. The redwoods will outlive the city.

Dorothy Schenk

Fairfield 

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  • BobJune 09, 2014 - 6:11 am

    Why she asks? Our elected officials is why, Pete, Jim, the whole bunch in both cities think they are above the law. Pete spent over one million dollars that wasn't his to spend, it belonged to the state, but when the state asked for the redevelopment money he spent it, now after Jim brought the WHOLE city of Suisun into the redevelopment zone it makes every homeowner libel for paying back the money. The only part of Suisun that benefited from the redevelopment is the downtown area where Jim and Jane Day both owned property that raised in value but we couldn't even get the streets paved by our homes, Pete laughed and said potholes in his home country where bigger, is that really something to be proud of? Dump them all!

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  • 2realJune 09, 2014 - 6:31 am

    Who woulda thought.... redwoods are a issue in fairfield?

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