Tree removal agreement forged | The Coast News Group

SAN MARCOS — When developers built the San Elijo Hills community in the early 2000s, they purposely lined the streets with sweetgum trees, whose leaves change colors during the fall, to give the community a quaint, small-town feel. More than a decade later, the decision to plant the trees has become problematic, as the root system of the trees is starting to lift and crack the sidewalks. To that end, San Marcos and San Elijo Hills officials have forged an agreement to remove and replace more than 30 of …Please

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San Elijo Life Editors Note: The trees are not going away. The trees will be replaced with a species with a less invasive root structure, such as Chinese Pistache and Crape Myrtle. Both are currently used in San Elijo Hills Town Center on side streets and around the clock tower and they have fall color. 30 trees to start and evaluated each year for sidewalk issues. Please attend HOA and City meetings to learn more.


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