San Francisco (AP) —Tall trees are worshiped throughout California, according to this week’s Court of Appeals, but without one Monterey Pine towering in the heart of a fierce controversy in San Francisco’s wealthiest areas. It will not be.
On Wednesday, the State Court of Appeals ordered a couple in the Pacific Heights district on the hill to remove trees that were at least 32 feet (10 meters) high. Neighbors claimed that the tree obstructed her view of San Francisco Bay and other city landmarks, the San Francisco Chronicle reported.
My neighbor is an 81-year-old woman who moved to a San Francisco home with her husband, who died in 1976. “When they saw the spectacular scenery, they were sold,” said female lawyer Bali Bonaparte.
“I could see from Marin Headlands to the Pacific Ocean to the Golden Gate Bridge, the Palace of Fine Arts, Sausalito, Belvedere, Tiburon and Angel Island,” said Bonaparte. She said she was afraid of being harassed and asked the client to refrain from her name.
The pine was planted by a former resident in 1999 and had grown tens of feet high on wide, thick-growing branches by the time the case was brought to trial in 2019. The proceedings were filed in 2018 after the mediation failed.
Court Struggle Ends Tree Dispute in Expensive San Francisco Area | National News
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