Industry News: Litigation

Protesters decry council’s closed-door agreement to cut down 70-year-old ficus trees on South Lake A

Thursday, November 3, 2016  
Posted by: Julie Hill

A small number of residents continue holding nightly vigils near three 70-year-old ficus trees on South Lake Avenue to protest a settlement agreement between the city and the property owner that could result in removal of the trees.

“Old shade trees that are thriving without irrigation during the prolonged drought are a valuable public asset that must not be killed to satisfy an intolerant and litigious building owner,” wrote Altadena-based biologist Lori Paul on a flyer protesting the removal of the trees.

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