Two decaying oak trees along Ygnacio Valley Road need to go. The trees have decaying root systems and are at risk of falling at any time, Walnut Creek's arborist has determined. They could "pose a threat to drivers and passers-by," says the city's community relations manager Gayle Vassar.
For the removal, workers will close one westbound lane of Ygnacio Valley Road, between Via Monte and Wiget Lane near the historic Penniman House, home of the Shadelands Ranch Museum, starting at around 9:30 a.m. Wednesday. Vassar says the workers hope to have the lane open by the afternoon commute.
The city will plant young oaks at the location. For more information, contact arborist John Davis at email@example.com or (925) 943-5899 ext. 2281.