When walking through Bernal Heights, you often see trees with brown leaves. This doesn’t make any sense because everything is so green right now. It’s November and it has been raining for over a month. That’s unusual for San Francisco to get that much rain.
So why are the trees drying up? After all, San Francisco does not have changing seasons. So what does this mean? After reading the recent report made about the Department of Public Works by the SF Controller’s Office, I realized that something strange was going on all over town with the trees.
It turns out, that Bernal Heights is not the only place in the city that has a huge problem with damage trees. This is not so much a problem with disease as it is an unanswered question. There have been to trees over the past seven months that I have felt needed to be put out of their misery. When I called 311, the unofficial insider gossip was that some trees are planted in the wrong place.
My point to Bernal Heights residents is that you might have the wrong tree outside your home or business. If you noticed excessive browning of the trees leaves, call the city. Evidently, they are rated on the condition of the trees. They will want to know more about these issues from Bernal Heights residents.