Jan 13, 2015 4:44 PM by News Staff
Protesters in Oroville stopped another attempt by Pacific Gas and Electric crews to cut down 13 foot trees standing outside the Oroville Cemetery.
PG&E crews set up outside the cemetery early Tuesday morning, but were met by a group of community members protesting the trees' removal. The crews were unable to conduct their work due to safety concerns caused by the protester's presence.
PG&E officials say there is nothing that can be done to avoid cutting the trees down, "unfortunately in order to ensure public safety the trees need to be moved" said spokesperson Shaun Maccoun. According to PG&E, the trees are too close to a gas line and need to be removed.
Officials did not comment on when they might re-attempt to cut down the trees.