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Losing a Tree

Something almost unbearably sad is happening in our neighborhood.

We live in an urban canyon that opens out into a bay, what was originally a huge wetlands. Our midcentury home is on the canyon’s south facing slope on an ordinary middle class street characterized by families with dogs and cats and cars. Our yards are full of palm trees, liquid ambars, avocados, eucalypts, pepper and olive trees. No one ever moves out of this neighborhood unless they absolutely have to.

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