Overly ambitious tree cutters get barked at by residents

Well-intentioned pruners went too far, critics said


ON SITE—At Medea Creek Park. MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers

Unsupervised workers tasked with removing dead and fire-damaged trees in Oak Park’s Medea Creek Park raised the ire of residents by reportedly cutting down several healthy trees instead.

The workers were volunteers from Goodwill Industries. Rancho Simi Recreation and Park District, which oversees Medea Creek Park, instructed the volunteers to trim and remove trees that presented a fire hazard or a potential risk to park visitors. ...

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