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1 July 11, 2013 Tariton Properties 2555 Park Blvd Palo Alto, CA Re: Tree Survey To Whom It May Concern: Assignment It was my assignment to physically inspect the 8 trees on site near the proposed construction, review the proposed development plans and write a tree survey report. Summary There were 8 trees surveyed for this report. All the trees surveyed were examined and then rated based on their health and structure. The trees surveyed were rated as fair, fair/good or good in terms of both health and structure. It appears that all 8 trees surveyed will be impacted by the proposed new construction. Both Tree Protection Fencing and tree removals will be required. Methods The trunks of the trees are measured using a standard measuring tape at 4 X feet above soil grade (referred to as DBH or Diameter at Breast Height), except those specimens whose form does not allow for a representative measurement at this height. The measurement for multistem specimens is taken below the lowest fork on the trunk when possible in accordance with the International Society of Arboriculture Standards. The canopy height and spread are estimated using visual references only. Risks to Trees by Proposed Construction The trees at this site could be at risk of damage by construction or construction procedures that are common to most construction sites. These procedures may include the dumping or the stockpiling of materials over root systems; the trenching across the root zones for utilities or for landscape irrigation; or the routing of construction traffic across the root system resulting in soil compaction and root die-back. It is therefore essential that Tree Protection Fencing be used as per the Architects drawings. In constructing underground utilities, it is essential that the location of trenches be done outside the drip lines of trees except where approved by the Arborist. llpage t po box 971 los gatos co urbantreemanagement.com contractors licence # I certfied arborist we ISA # 623 I certified tree risk assessor # 1399

2 Specific Trees Tree #1 (not pictured) is a Hollywood Juniper. This tree will be removed as part of the development. Tree #2 (not pictured) is a Street Tree owned by the City. This tree will require Type II Tree Protection Fencing as per the Tree Technical Manual. City of Palo Alto. Tree #3 (not pictured) is a "Tree of Heaven", located on an adjacent lot. It will require protective construction fencing. This is a Poor quality species of tree, however, and I recommend its removal. Tree #4 (not pictured) is a Mulberry planted partially in a container and surrounded on three sides by the existing building. The container dirt begins at the buttress roots and extends two feet down where the wooden sides rest on or in the concrete. This tree will be removed. Tree #5 is a Silver Dollar Eucalyptus located on a neighboring property. Based on the construction plans, this tree will need protective fencing during construction. Digging occurring with 10' feet of this tree should be completed by hand down to 28" and with an Arborist on-site to hand-prune roots and provide protective burlap sheeting. I recommend the removal of this tree. 21Page

3 Tree #6 is a Mulberry on the adjacent property. Though on a different lot it is very close to the existing building at 2555 Park (see picture). If this tree is to be preserved, it will require construction fencing and hand-digging rather than machine-digging within 4' feet of the trunk. I recommend this be removed, however. Trees 7 and 8 are Fern Pines which have been substantially pruned to fit the entrance of the existing building. Based on the plans these will need to be removed. 31Page

4 Protection Recommendations Based on the existing development, planned construction and the condition and location of trees present on site, the following is recommended: 1. Any roots exposed during construction activities that are larger than 2 inches in diameter should not be cut or damaged until the project arborist has an opportunity to assess the impact that removing these roots could have on the 3. A certified arborist should supervise any excavation activities within the tree protection zone of these Utility Installation If new utility lines are to be installed, they should be routed as far from the trees as possible. Any roots exposed during these construction activities that are larger than 2 inches in diameter should be cleanly cut at the edge of the excavation trench and covered with burlap and kept moist until the roots can be covered again with soil. Typically wetting the burlap in the morning and the end of the workday is sufficient. A certified arborist must pre-approve the cutting of roots greater than 2" in diameter. General Tree Protection Plan It is required that protective fencing is provided during the construction period to protect those trees that are planned to be preserved. This fencing must protect a sufficient portion of the root zone to be effective. In most cases, it would be essential to locate the fencing a minimum radius distance of 6 times the trunk diameter in all directions from the trunk. There are areas where we will amend this distance based upon proposed construction. In my experience, the protective fencing must: a. Consist of chain link fencing and having a minimum height of 6 feet. b. Be mounted on steel posts driven approximately 2 feet into the soil. c. Fencing posts must be located a maximum of 10 feet on center. d. Protective fencing must be installed prior to the arrival of materials, vehicles, or equipment. e. Protective fencing must not be moved, even temporarily, and must remain in place until all construction is completed, unless approved be a certified arborist. There must be no grading, trenching, or surface scraping inside the driplines of protected trees, unless specifically approved by a Certified Arborist. 41Page

5 Trenches for any underground utilities (gas, electricity, water, phone, TV cable, etc.) must be located outside the driplines of protected trees, unless approved by a certified Arborist. Alternative methods of installation may be suggested. Mulch should cover all bare soils with the tree protection fencing. This material must be 6-8 inches in depth after spreading, which must be done by hand. I prefer course wood chips because it is organic, and degrades naturally over time. Loose soil and mulch must not be allowed to slide down slope to cover the root zones or the root collars of protected Materials must not be stored, stockpiled, dumped, or buried inside the driplines of protected Excavated soil must not be piled or dumped, even temporarily, inside the driplines of protected Any pruning must be done by a Company with an arborist certified by the ISA (International Society of Arboriculture) and according to ISA, Western Chapter Standards, Repair of existing, or any future, landscape irrigation trenches must be a minimum distance of 10 times the trunk diameter from the trunks of protected trees unless otherwise noted and approved by the Arborist. Repair of existing, or any future, landscape irrigation trenches must be designed to avoid water striking the trunks of trees, especially oak Landscape materials (cobbles, decorative bark, stones, fencing, etc.) must not be installed directly in contact with the bark of trees because of the risk of serious disease infection. ********** I certify that the information contained in this report is correct to the best of my knowledge and that this report was prepared in good faith. Please call me if you have questions or if I can be of further assistance. Respectfully, Michael P. Young & Allie Strand SIPage

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