Tuesday, 08 August 2017 03:36

Chimera Redwoods featured in Sonoma County Calendar

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Calendar2With over 30 years’ experience in Sonoma County creating breathtaking shots, renowned photographer & visual artist Robert Janover has generously featured a chimeric albino redwood on the August cover of his 2017 calendar. This tree was the first natural chimeric albino redwood discovered back in 1997 and is still quite a showy specimen. This infamous tree marked a turning point in albino redwood studies that further led to a greater understanding of redwood mutations.

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  • Comment Link Hallie ODonnell Thursday, 10 August 2017 21:41 posted by Hallie ODonnell

    Tom,

    I'm a Cotati resident and have been very upset lately about the removal of 4 second growth trees on Old Redwood Hwy near the Vet's Building by PG&E. Only a very small number of residents (those living across the street from and nearby) were notified and the rest of the Cotati residents had no idea what was going on until it was too late.

    Only after the fact did I receive a letter that from the head of Cotati Public Works about this issue that was forwarded to him by a PG&E outreach official. This is very troubling for all of in Cotati that are of an environmentalist and conservationist mindset.

    I am trying to seek out different allies throughout the county and region who might be able to offer some kind of support or guidance about dealing with these issues and may have suggestions about how to help prevent issues like this from arising in the future. I am more than happy to forward the letter to you via email. As far as I'm concerned, PG&E and the City of Cotati dropped the ball on this issue, and it should have been subject to greater scrutiny and and participation from concerned residents. It looks as though they may also be removing fir trees along that stretch of Old Redwood Hwy.

    The reasons PG&E gave for the removal of the trees (that the roots 'may' have grown close to natural gas lines and 'might' it difficult for personnel to reach the lines 'if' an emergency were to occur) are all highly hypothetical in nature and totally abstract--not based on facts. I wish that there were more laws in place that would make it more difficult for a situation this to occur--laws that would give greater protection to all trees in general (and specifically redwoods, which as you of all people know are so rare) and more highly stringent protocols that the county and corporations like PG&E would have to follow.

    I also live at Windmill Farms, the subdivision that is right near where the Chimera Redwood was planted--it is a beautiful tree and I see it every day. :)

    Thanks,
    Hallie

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