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New willows await in Silver Lake

Photo by Dan Gershon

SILVER LAKE — Thanks to Dan Gershon for  a photo of  the shaggy, new Australian Willow trees that have been planted along West Silver Lake Drive next to the Silver Lake Reservoir. The 14 trees and other new landscaping are part of the final stage of a water pipeline project that required the draining of the reservoir (scheduled to be refilled beginning in May). Those willows will  provide a shady break from sun when the weather warms up.

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7 comments

  1. Trees! Nice touch. Love me some shade.

  2. Great. Now how about a bathroom at the park?

  3. These trees are a nightmare! I have had to cut down fully mature trees off of my property because the root system broke apart the sidewalk in a way that was such a hazard, and they also lifted up the asphalt on the street. Yes they provide shade, but are not native and they make a horrible mess of leaves. Also willows have this bad habit of doping huge branch limbs. A giant tree limb fell on my neighbor’s car and the city finally cut their tree down after they were sued to replace the car. So many better options could have been placed instead. California black oak/ coast live oak/ canyon live oak, Jeffrey pine/ ponderosa pine, I can go on and on. Who is in charge of the tree selection and placement? They must be stopped!!

  4. Clearly whoever is responsible for planting these trees didn’t get approval on the species from Aaron Estrada. What a shocking oversight on their part.

  5. Wow, trees! Look at those pedestrian improvements to what could be a wonderful park for the area..

    Now lets talk about tearing down the prison like fence and actually making the lake shore a place for people to enjoy, instead of some strangled public space limited by the selfish opinions of a few nearby residents.

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