• BREAKING NEWS ABC shows live and on-demand -- Download the WATCH ABC app!

Newport to decide on cutting eucalyptus trees

The fate of eucalyptus trees in Newport Beach could be decided Tuesday night by the city council.

November 22, 2011 12:00:00 AM PST
The fate of eucalyptus trees in Newport Beach could be decided Tuesday night by the city council.

City staff call 18 blue gum eucalyptus trees on the 2200 block of Holiday Rd. a threat to public safety and have recommended they be cut down.

But the parks commission voted to keep the trees.

The city has cut down more than 140 trees since September, when a eucalyptus tree fell at Irvine Ave. and 17th St., killing a young woman in her car.

Last year, a motorist was injured by a falling tree on Irvine Ave.


Load Comments