L.A. County Supervisor Michael Antonovich has directed the Department
of Public Works to assist the Crescenta Valley Water District in
replacing trees it removed from public land adjacent to its
Residents did not want the California coastal oaks the water
district was going to plant, Antonovich spokeswoman Sussy Nemar said.
The county will work with community members and the water district to
draw up a list of trees that the community prefers. Residents can
call Antonovich's office at (213) 974-5555 with suggestions.
The water district angered residents last month when it cut down
11 mature pine trees and jacarandas without making public the
decision. Removing the trees was part of the district's plan to
change the landscaping around its property by adding California
native and drought-resistant plants.