A new water storage and treatment facility in our area, has yeilded some ugly results. To temporarily prevent anyone from driving onto the property, a large A. menziesii was cut down and laid across the access. I'm certain that it was the nearest and easiest tree to cut to facilitate the construction companies need. A magnificent tree was butchered for a lazy attempt at closing off access to an "off limit" area. I know they are fairly abundant in our area, but it bothers me anyway. If I have the fortitude, I'd take a pic and post it. In the mean time, a letter to town council is, my next plan of attact. Cheers, LPN.