SFPUC considers new plan to save 'Granny' tree

July 25, 2011 5:46:59 PM PDT
Yet another solution is on the table to try to save a 300-year-old oak tree in Menlo Park.

The 100-foot heritage oak tree, nicknamed "Granny" is standing in the way of a new water pipeline, according to the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission.

The utility moved in last May to cut the giant oak down, but neighbors and activists staged a protest, urging the SFPUC to consider other alternatives.

The latest plan is to tunnel under the tree and find someone to maintain both the tree and the two acres surrounding it.

A meeting is scheduled later this week to consider the matter.