Oak Park controversy rooted in tree health

SCENE HERE— Repairs are made to the damaged sidewalk at Pinewood Avenue in Oak Park. RICHARD GILLARD/Acorn Newspapers

Sandy and Herb Oberman have lived on Pinewood Avenue in Oak Park for 50 years. On their curb is a pine tree that was planted before they bought their home. It’s one of the tallest in the neighborhood.

Today, the Obermans are locked in a dispute with Ventura County officials who told them the tree, which lies in a median between the curb and the sidewalk, has to be removed. ...

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