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Our Readers Write: Point Loma trees

Stock photo of trees

Letters to the editor:

Point Loma needs more trees

One issue that has been on my mind a lot lately is trees. Point Loma is one of the most expensive areas in San Diego County to live, and some parts of our neighborhood do not reflect as such.

I drive around our neighborhood quite often and notice all the beautiful foliage that surrounds most of Point Loma up the hill and into the wooded area as well as Ocean Beach.

We live on Worden Street. It is definitely not the most expensive area in Point Loma, but it costs plenty to reside here in this beautiful neighborhood. My point is, we need to bring back trees to our neighborhood. The next block up has plenty of beautiful trees because it’s surrounded by a condominium complex, and my guess is the care is included with the HOA.

The part of Worden that contains single-family homes is bare-bones when it comes to trees. I have planted our own trees in front our home on the sidewalk and beside our driveway, but the rest of the block needs some help. I even reached out to Tree San Diego and asked if a tree could be planted on our block.

Little Italy is gorgeous due to the work Marco Li Mandri has done in making it a place people flock to daily. We need Marco in Point Loma and Ocean Beach.

Soon we will have the Midway District becoming the new Liberty Station, which I am personally excited about. As a resident of Point Loma since I was 14, it’s very important to me to have as many trees as possible everywhere!

It is important for trees to provide shade. For example, Dusty Rhodes Dog Park could use more trees throughout. It gets very hot in the dry dirt for the dogs during the day. The trees are very limited and there is only one water fountain.

As residents of Point Loma, we pay plenty of taxes to help pay for keeping our city beautiful. The shops by the Stump’s grocery need some upgrading as well — at least some new paint and signs.

I’m hoping a company will see this letter and be willing to donate such items, especially during this pandemic that is making it very hard for so many to get by.

This idea may seem petty, but I assure you many people take pride in where we live. It’s why we are OK with paying so much.

The idea for more trees has become a focus due to being at home all the time and enjoying more time in my neighborhood in 2020.

Xochil Sousa

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What’s on YOUR mind?

Letters published in the Point Loma-OB Monthly express views from readers about community matters. Submissions of related photos also are welcome. Letters reflect the writers’ opinions and not necessarily those of the newspaper staff or publisher. Letters are subject to editing for brevity, clarity and accuracy. To share your thoughts in this public forum, email them with your first and last names and city or neighborhood of residence to robert.vardon@lajollalight.com. Letters without the writer’s name cannot be published.


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