A beloved Petaluma redwood tree that's stood proudly
in Center Park for more than 85 years is likely to soon disappear from the
Citing safety concerns, the city's tree advisory committee has recommended that the 60-foot tree soon be removed, the Santa Rosa Press Democrat reports.
The tree is part of a small cluster of three redwoods the city has treated with misting system simulating coastal fog and nourishing mulch and microbes injected into the soil, the report said.
It's the only tree in the cluster that treatments haven't helped.
Rod Scaccalosi, who chairs the committee, told the Press Democrat that the inside of the tree is rotting.
It's reached a point beyond where it's safe,” he said.
The tree is among three redwoods in the park that are used in the annual Hospice of Petaluma "Light up a Life" tree-lighting ceremony during the holiday season.