City Cutting Down Dying Redwoods Near Balboa Park

Redwood trees are being cut down along the west side of Balboa Park near SR-163 because they aren’t getting enough water and are dying, the city says.

“It’s a bit more arid, there are more stumps,” Betsy Wilcox, who lives in Little Italy, said of the changes. “I think because of the general dryness, it's not as appealing." 

Redwoods need plenty of rain and aren’t native to Southern California.

The city says they will be replacing the trees with species more conducive to San Diego’s climate, including, Torrey pines, native oaks and native cherry trees.

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