Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Pasadena cutting down trees!

Over the past few weeks Pasadena has been cutting down trees along Colorado Blvd between Lake and Los Robles, which is where I work. It seems very odd to me that Pasadena would decide to do something like this, those trees were healthy, well established, and added irreplaceable character to the area. Pasadena decided to cut down the trees at night, which was done in my opinion to prevent protests. Someone wrote with a sharpie on the tree stumps urging people to contact the mayor's office to protest, but the city immediately spray-painted over the message. The next day there were printed signs attached to the stumps. I grabbed a picture with my cell-phone. According to this article in the Pasadena Star News, they hopefully will stop cutting down any more trees. However, the article states that Pasadena violated previous ordinances that prevents removing healthy trees! With luxury condos popping up every other block and now this ridiculous tree removal, Pasadena is deteriorating to an unrecognizable shell of its former self.

3 comments:

Dimitri said...

My girlfriend says Pasadena is becoming West LA and she hates it. She used to live in West LA and moved here because of the mountains, the nature, and the trees.

I told her I wouldn't mind if it became like West LA because my house would be worh $2M. I could take that money and *LEAVE*.

That's a shame, because I thought I'd die a Pasadena resident but it looks less and less likely as time goes on.

Peter said...

I agree. Pasadena has really changed over the past several years, it has become way overbuilt.

Karen said...

I miss our tree.