The Original Trees

I would like to thank Nick Welsh for his clear and concise report on the Public Library eucalyptus 
trees.  I would be grateful if you could publish this clarification.

Landscape historian Susan Chamberlin and architect Fred Sweeney 
contributed substantially to our effort, and without either of them the outcome might well have been unsuccessful.

Regarding the nomination of 13 trees, my original nomination 
identified only the five that Councilmember Dale Francisco voted to 
approve. These were the only trees that could be verified as dating 
to the time of construction of the Faulkner Wing.  The staff report 
and nomination from the Planning Division included all 13 trees, 
apparently without reviewing all pertinent historical information.

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