This morning (Sunday) U.C. Berkeley has begun cutting down redwood trees at Ridge Road and Le Roy Avenue in order to build the Paul Jacobs Design Institute. Students, faculty/staff and Berkeley residents want the trees to stay, but the UC has ignored the community.The ground breaking ceremony for the design center is April 12th, Cal Day. The trees are being cut down to clear the lot for the public ceremony.
Update from a reader: That isn’t a UC crew cutting the redwoods, it's an outside contractor. They’ve also recently cut down some pretty old olives and younger redwoods at Kleiberger Field for a new parking structure.