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New Grand Jury Report Calls On Thousand Oaks To Do More To Protect Its Namesake Trees

Posted on Thursday, April 18, 2013 5:16pm

A new Ventura County Grand Jury report says Thousand Oaks need to do more to protect its namesake trees.

The city requires private property owners to replace each oak tree which is removed with two, but the report says that the city fails to present a documented process or policy for itself.

The report that while the city has planted a number of replacement trees for ones it’s removed, they are often in other locations, like on Conejo Recreation and Parks District property.

The Grand Jury says that property owners, and the city should be required to follow similar permitting procedures, and post the results in newspapers, or online, so there is a better accounting of the trees.

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