Finally, on Oct. 1, a letter arrived. It was from Glendale’s Neighborhood Services administrator.
“Dear Owner,” it began. “The city of Glendale is committed to maintaining a community with quality streetscapes that include the care and well-being of protected indigenous trees.”
The letter informed them they had improperly pruned 13 trees, some of them on city property because they were near the street, and some on their own property. The fine was listed on Page 2, where the Collards were informed they would be charged “two times the value of the damaged tree(s).”
“I about passed out,” says Ann.
She’d been worried they might get fined as much as, say, $3,000.
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