City chops cliff-anchoring trees

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Mature trees that held bluff over tracks axed for view


A woman takes in the view at Surrey's Kwomais Point Park lookout, near 14th Avenue and 126A Street, where nine mature alders were mistakenly felled.

Photograph by: Arlen Redekop, PNG, The Province

A Surrey naturist has caught the city with its pants down for streaking onto a neighbour's property and denuding a disaster-prone bluff of anchoring trees.

In December, the city sawed down about nine large alder trees from a steep slope that looms above the tracks of Burlington Northern-Sante Fe Railway in order to improve ocean views from South Surrey's new Kwomais Point Park lookout.

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