Recently a tree crew hired by Southern California Edison cut down this old sycamore tree on San Francisquito Canyon Road. It was twice as big when I moved here in 1982. It burned in the Tesoro fire and then was reborn as a multi-trunk tree. I ran hoses to water it after that fire.
I shot this photo when they had just begun. The crew said it is all to go.
Absolutely unnecessary and heartbreaking. These old trees should be protected, not just oaks.