I wanted to express my gratitude to the mayor and the members of the city council for taking a second look at the great eucalyptus trees that populate upper Bluebird Canyon, and for allowing them to continue to stand.
I know it was not an easy decision, but I believe it was the right decision. The trees are strong, as is the city’s resolve to protect them. Our assignment now is to make the council members proud of their ruling by our paying closer attention to these “giants” among us, to keep them within the Edison guidelines and to coexist.
Hopefully, the disagreement that arose among the neighbors will be tempered by nothing more profound than our common love for the city of Laguna Beach. For the majority of the folks in upper Bluebird, there is a newfound respect for the rare and fragile beauty that surrounds us.
Mace Morse, Laguna Beach