Is UC Berkeley's Plan to Cut Down 54,000 Trees Necessary? 

A respected environmental contractor has questioned the university's controversial fire-prevention proposal and contends that it could create a new fire hazard.

UC Berkeley has stated that its plan to cut down all blue gum eucalyptus, Monterey pine, and acacia trees in a section of the East Bay hills is the best method for preventing a catastrophic wildfire. But the proposal to cut down…

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