Glen Park redwood could be landmarked 

A towering redwood tree in the backyard of a home built alongside a pretty tree-lined Glen Park street is on the verge of being designated an official city landmark.

Marguerite Rubenstein nominated the tree, which is on her property at 46 Stillings Avenue, as a landmark.

“The tree has a distinguished form, with two well formed co-dominant trunks, a balanced pyramidal form, and is attractive in the context of the informally forested back yard,” Urban Forestry Council staff wrote. “The tree is in good condition, stable, with a low center of gravity and performing with vigor on the site.”

If the Board of Supervisors approves the landmark, future property owners would need special permission before chopping it down.

The Board’s Land Use & Economic Development Committee is scheduled to consider the matter on Monday.

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