UCSB’s Long Range Development Plan 2025 is now planning to cut down even more trees, 24 eucalyptus trees are planned for destruction. These beautiful trees predate the existence of the University and are protected by law.
Ten million trees have died in the most severe drought in California history. We need all the trees left alone. These trees hurt no one and are living beings like everything. They give us much needed oxygen and retard ultra violet rays; it is known that the vapor can repel mosquitoes that cause malaria. They are also home to many species of wildlife, including the monarch butterfly. And so-called progress and growth can many times cause a larger carbon footprint.
Fax, email, or call the California Coastal Commission and help stop further deforestation in any amount before the August 12 meeting.