The Pima Pineapple Problem at Sycamore Vista

Before the development (dump, blade & scrape) got underway, the US Department of the Interior did a 15-page study of the cacti. Here’s a link to the 15 December 2004 report.

Many cacti, including Ocotillo, were moved to the 5-acre lot adjacent to Unit 8, here’s an aerial view of the transplant area. Next time I go out there I will take pics.

Transplanted Cacti on the 5-acre lot in Unit 8

Transplanted Cacti on the 5-acre lot in Unit 8, 25 April 2013

Dead ocotillo at the transplant site

Dead Ocotillo at the transplant site, 25 April 2013

Another transplant area, 25 April 2013

Looks like a Fishhook Barrel Cactus tagged on Unit 5. (Click pic to enlarge.)

Looks like a Fishhook Barrel Cactus tagged on Unit 5 (Click pic to enlarge.) March 2004

The prior majority lot owners paid a lot of money for tagging the Pineapples and transplanting the cacti, they also dumped 10,000 dump-truck loads of dirt (and allegedly paid lots of money to test the dirt for radiation, etc.) on Unit 5 to level it off for the sewer-slope.

Dump, Blade & Scrape Unit 5 Sycamore Vista

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