Public Hearing Today On Waller & Steiner Ficus Tree Removal

Public Hearing Today On Waller & Steiner Ficus Tree RemovalImage: Google Maps
Nuala Sawyer
Published on April 25, 2016

The seven large ficus trees that sit at the corner of Waller and Steiner streets, outside the former home of Bean There, may soon be cut down, after a request from the building's owner was approved by SF Public Works. 

But despite the department's approval, many in the community have opposed the trees' removal. "They are very alive, and booming with healthy leaves, no cracks on the sidewalk from roots. So why are mature, healthy trees slated for death?" asked neighbor Jan Burke. 

A hearing on the trees' removal will take place tonight at 5:30pm, in room 416 at City Hall. We'll let you know Public Works' decision on the case, and whether or not the trees will remain or be cut down.