Update: Tree Removal Near Starbucks Was Planned

City crews replaced trees Saturday morning near the Starbucks on San Carlos Avenue.

Update: Monday 7:00 a.m.

The trees that were removed on Saturday morning in front of Starbucks at the corner of San Carlos Avenue and Laurel Street Saturday morning, were scheduled due to the messy fruit that was dropping on the sidewalk, according to San Carlos city councilmember Ron Collins.

Patch originally reported that the trees came down during Friday night's storm, but Collins confirmed that the trees were slated for replacement at the request of Starbucks manangement.

"I had talked to the manager of Starbucks before and she had had complaints about the fruit that these supposedly 'fruitless' trees were dropping and making the sidewalk stained and messy just outside of her store.  The city had been planning on taking them out for a while," Collins said in an email.

City crews replanted new trees in the same location on Saturday.


Saturday 11:47 a.m.

Thank you to San Carlos Patch user Eric White for capturing this photo of fallen trees near the Starbucks at the corner of San Carlos Avenue and Laurel Street Saturday morning.

The trees likely fell during last night's heavy rainstorm. City crews were on the scene at 8:30 this morning removing the fallen trees and planting new ones.

Have you seen anything around town you'd like to share with San Carlos Patch? Simply send it to the editor at joan.dentler@patch.com.


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