Ficus trees on Huntington Drive to take a fall.
Close readers of this blog will no doubt remember my dislike for these trees in urban environments. So obviously my heart was warmed when I read about the city of San Marino getting rid of some of these trees.
From the article, “Anybody who does business on that sidewalk doesn’t like these trees,” said Gilmore, who complained of perennial struggles to clean up carpet-staining tree droppings, and said that just last week he saw a pedestrian trip over concrete raised by ficus roots...Serven said a verbal survey of 35 area store owners revealed 31 in favor of ficus trees getting the ax.
Kudos to the San Marino City Council for doing something about these trees. It's never too late to correct what was a poor planning decision made decades ago.