Feedback sought as trees await ax 

click to enlarge One reason public comment was reopened is because the plan and its impact report were not well-circulated, according to neighborhood groups opposing much of the proposal.
  • One reason public comment was reopened is because the plan and its impact report were not well-circulated, according to neighborhood groups opposing much of the proposal.

The plan to remove more than 18,000 trees from dozens of parks received heat from neighbors last year. As a result, the public comment period for the draft environmental impact report has been reopened.

Comments on the natural areas plan are due by 5 p.m. Monday.

One reason public comment was reopened is because the plan and its impact report were not well-circulated, according to neighborhood groups opposing much of the proposal.

But when the comment period reopened in April, many groups said they did not receive word until weeks later and only because they asked.

The work, if approved, would remove 3,400 invasive species of tree — mostly eucalyptus, the report says — in San Francisco parks and another 16,000 at Sharp Park Golf Course in Pacifica. The plan also decreases the number and size of dog parks by 19.3 acres, and relocates 10 miles of hiking trails.

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