Edgewood Park and Natural Preserve Removal of 22 Eucalyptus Trees


SCH Number
Lead Agency
San Mateo County
Document Title
Edgewood Park and Natural Preserve Removal of 22 Eucalyptus Trees
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
Public Park/Resource Management/General Open Space
Document Description
Two groves of eucalyptus made up of 7 and 17 trees respectively are proposed for removal at Edgewood County Park and Natural Preserve. These 22 trees exist in serpentine grasslands located on the west side of the park adjacent and are visible within the Scenic Corridor of Highway 280. Smaller eucalyptuses that are 6 inches in size have been reduced from these groves in past years. The groves bisect a 20 acre grassland habitat that has undergone extensive restoration. The habitat restoration is an effort to reestablish the population of Federally listed Rare and Endangered Bay checkerspot butterfly habitat that once flourished at the park. Several years of mowing of the non-native Italian rye grass has greatly reduced competition for the Bay checkerspot larvae's food of choice, the California plantain (Plantago erecta). An added benefit of the restoration activities is a spectacular wildflower display every spring. The Federally listed rare/endangered wooly headed lessingia (Lessingia hololeuca), Marin dwarf flax (Hesperolinon congestum) and White-rayed pentachaeta (Pentacheata bellidiflora) also exist in the serpentine grassland. A total of 22 Eucalyptus trees, considered Significant Trees by the County's Tree Ordinance, will be replaced at a 1:1 ration with Coastal live oak, California buckeye, and Arroyo Willow within Edgewood County Park in the Edgewood Day Camp area. Following tree removal the site will be revegetated with native wildflowers grown from seed collected at Edgewood Park.

Contact Information

Sam Herzberg
Agency Name
San Mateo County Parks Department
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Redwood City
San Mateo
Cross Streets
Highway 280 and Edgewood Road
Total Acres
Parcel #
State Highways

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Bay Delta Region 3 (CDFW), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Highway Patrol, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, San Francisco Bay Region 2 (RWQCB), Department of Water Resources, Resources Agency, California Department of Transportation, District 4 (DOT)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Department of Transportation, District 4 (DOT)
Development Types
Other (tree removal)
Local Actions
tree removal
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Biological Resources, Geology/Soils, Mineral Resources, Recreation, Vegetation

Disclaimer: The document was originally posted before CEQAnet had the capability to host attachments for the public. To obtain the original attachments for this document, please contact the lead agency at the contact information listed above. You may also contact the OPR via email at state.clearinghouse@opr.ca.gov or via phone at (916) 445-0613.

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