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Carmel Valley Residents Fight SDG&E to Save Community Trees

San Diego Gas & Electric provides service to 3.3 million consumers in San Diego County and southern Orange County. To keep trees from falling onto transmission lines, they’re requesting to cut down up to 75 trees over the next three years in Carmel Mission Park, per CBS 8. 

Carmel Valley residents, however, are giving them major pushback as they feel the eucalyptus trees and Torrey pines are invaluable to the community landscape. 

“We are working on a vegetation management plan related to Carmel Mission Park, specifically in areas near our existing transmission lines, to determine if a safety hazard and reliability issue exists,” said SDG&E in a statement. “We will provide more information after our analysis … Keeping nature at a safe distance helps to ensure reliable energy and keeps our customers safe." 

On Jan. 25 at 7 p.m. at the Carmel Valley Library on Townsgate, residents will have a chance to say their piece at the Carmel Valley Planning Board meeting.

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