How disappointing it is to see our council members decide to rush the cutting down of our beautiful ficus trees during the spring nesting season. They choose to ignore Lagunas as a bird sanctuary.
I remember seeing dead baby birds on Third Street sidewalks when the city decided to heavily prune the ficus one other springtime. The replacement trees for the ficus are small and boring and provide no shade or greenery.
Be smart and take better care of the trees with proper pruning and root control and please show some compassion for our birds and their habitat.
I must commend and thank Toni Iseman for giving the old eucalyptus that graces Forest Avenue a reprieve from the chain saw.
Without the historical eucalyptus grove on Forest Avenue it would be just another street. Yes, trees can be historical too.
Lorna Gibbs, Laguna Beach