Seal Beach city settles with Gentner over Gum Grove tree-cutting

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The stumps from a grove of Brazilian Pepper trees are all that remains in an area of Gum Grove Park in Seal Beach. ///ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: sb.0711.treescutdown Ð 7/8/16 Ð MICHAEL KITADA, ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER - _DSC2847.jpg -

The Sun has announced the City has reached a settlement with Rocky Gentner, a resident on the Hill who last year cut down 153 Brazilian pepper trees behind in his house in Gum Grove Park.

At the time Gentner told the OC Register, in a brief phone interview,  “they weren’t trees, they were bushes and they were dead,” a fact disputed by an arborist who had recently looked at the trees.

photo courtesy OC Register

Author: losaltv

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