Midway to get trimmed

PG&E pledges to plant two trees for each one it removes along the Midway

PG&E will remove 32 more local trees, but the company has promised to plant twice as many in return. The county-owned trees are located on the Midway between Speedway Avenue and Oro-Chico Highway. The Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday (May 10) to approve a permit for their removal and to accept the replacements.

The utility company will pay the Butte County Resource Conservation District to plant and maintain the new trees for three years, after which time the county’s Public Works department will care for them.

The long-planned removals are part of a statewide project that the power giant claims is essential for pipeline safety.