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Old 08-14-2007, 01:26 PM
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Can you magine you trim back some trees on your property and you get hit with a $17,000 fine! Is that crazy or what?

Business Says Tree-Pruning Fine Cuts Too Deep - A Raleigh business is facing a $17,000 fine for what the city says was over-pruning its trees.

The city said a landscaping company went too far on a job, and Smithfield’s Chicken N Bar-B-Q should pay. The restaurant said the fine amounts to a month’s profit, and the owners are appealing.

The owners said they were trying to make the restaurant on Jones Sausage Road look nice after employees noticed some limbs were browning among the nearly 40 trees on the property. They said they did not even know the city had an ordinance governing pruning.


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Somebody that thinks there "ought to be a law" is to blame. Property owner rights are slipping away if you ask me.
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I agree and they don't seem to be hurting for trees in that picture.
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that is just cr@p. i can understood if they cut down the trees, but all they did was prune them
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