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Locals Concerned About Unsteady Sutro Forest Trees

"Trees do fall," said UCSF spokeswoman Barbara Bagot-Lopez. "We have folks keep an eye out there and rush over to assess the situation, if there is an issue. If need be, we take the tree down." The trees in the Sutro Forest near UCSF are causing problems for the locals. Because the Recreation and Parks Department's urban tree maintenance program is "woefully underfunded," limbs from trees often fall, sometimes causing safety concerns for parked cars and neighboring apartment complexes. This has caused UCSF to keep watch of all dangerous situations. The university is currently working on an environmental impact report of six options that would thin the forest while maintaing and restoring vegetation.
· San Francisco’s immense trees put homes, cars at risk [SF Examiner]