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Woman temporarily stops city crews from chopping down tree
Huntington Beach police tell woman to leave or she would be arrested
By JAIMEE LYNN FLETCHER
The Orange County Register
HUNTINGTON BEACH– A woman today was threatened with arrest after she stood in front of a nearly 50-year-old tree to stop city crews from chopping it down.
Carmela Amato, 45, leaned up against a fichus tree in the 5600 block of Heil Avenue hoping the city would think twice before ripping out the massive tree that canopies the sidewalks and homes."