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FEMA Plans Clear-Cutting 85,000 Berkeley and Oakland Trees | California Progress Report

‘The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is moving to chop down 22,000 trees in Berkeley’s historic Strawberry and Claremont Canyons and over 60,000 more in Oakland. This destructive plan is rapidly moving forward with little publicity, and FEMA cleverly scheduled its three public meetings for mid and late May while UC Berkeley students were in finals or gone.’

via FEMA Plans Clear-Cutting 85,000 Berkeley and Oakland Trees | California Progress Report.

also see the ABC7 news report:

BERKELEY, Calif. (KGO) — Tens of thousands of trees are on the chopping block in the East Bay. But on Saturday morning, neighbors will have one final chance to speak out about the project that will eliminate about 80,000 trees from the East Bay Hills.

via FEMA providing money to cut down trees in East Bay Hills to reduce fire danger | abc7news.com.