Oroville tree removal put on hold

Nov 25, 2014 1:50 PM by News Staff

PG&E has agreed to hold off on removing some trees until next Monday, after a group of protesters camped out at the old Oroville Cemetery in an effort to save the trees.

A meeting is scheduled for Monday afternoon and City of Oroville officials, PG&E officials and concerned citizens will have a chance to express their opinions on the proposed tree removals.

In October city officials approved plans for PG&E to remove over 200 trees city-wide. The Old Oroville Cemetery is just one of the sites approved for the tree removal, where PG&E and city officials say the tree roots are getting too close to gas transmission, creating a safety concern.

Protesters say city officials and PG$E should be able to find another way to minimize the risk.

The city is receiving over $34,000 in mitigation from PG&E, which can be used for replanting trees.


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