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La Cañada woman's tussle with city over tree removal continues

A La Cañada Flintridge woman is struggling to get a tree removed that she says is damaging her back patio, but city officials have withheld approval of the application until their own arborists can verify that the roots are the culprit.

Roberta Dominguez's months-long quest to remove the Chinese elm tree from the backyard of her La Cañada home will continue at least a month longer after she was unable to obtain a city-approved arborist's report in time to present at a meeting of the Planning Commission, which is considering the application.

The commission voted to continue her appeal to an initial denial to the next meeting, which will not take place until September due to an August recess, according to 818 Now.

Dominguez, who contends that the tree's roots are damaging brickwork in her patio, said she hadn't been given any reason for the delay in the arborist's report by the city planning staff.

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-- Daniel Siegel, Times Community News

 
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