P.G. council to review tree rules - MontereyHerald.com ::
The Pacific Grove City Council will consider taking another look at the city's 'cut-one-plant-two' tree ordinance when it meets Wednesday.
Adopted in 2007, the ordinance requires residents who get a city permit to remove a tree from their property to plant two replacements of 'comparable species.' Failure to comply is a misdemeanor.
This has been challenged as unreasonable by residents on grounds that replacing towering Monterey pines with other tall canopy trees is inappropriate in the city's current stage of development.
'A large portion of the Monterey pines in the community are reaching the ends of their expected life span,' said Celia Perez Martinez, reporting on the tree issue to the City Council.