Caltrans tree destruction

By From page A5 | February 26, 2014


For the second consecutive Saturday (Feb. 15 and 22), Caltrans has assembled an army of personnel and equipment to totally decimate the landscape at the offramps of Highway 50 at Sly Park.

As you exit the Highway and approach the stop sign at the bottom of the ramp, Highway 50 is approximately 20 feet above you. This presents a slope from the offramp roadway to the highway roadway. This “incline” was covered in cedar trees. So along comes some brain dead Caltrans supervisor to order all these trees removed.

Having chosen to live in a forested area, for which Pollock Pines is known, I’m highly resentful of another boondoggle by Caltrans. The under-the-freeway deer crossing north of Placerville was an “in your face” waste of taxpayers’ revenue, and now this. The trees were in no way infringing on motorists’ views of the roadway, nor were they growing onto or over the same.

Evidently in order to promote in your career with Caltrans you have to have a single digit IQ. So now instead of the beauty of the trees, we’ll have moonscape. Way to go, Caltrans idiots.

Pollock Pines

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