Portola Valley: Clear-cutting of 18 trees
Paul Kephart (with arms raised), the president and chief executive of Monterey-based landscape architecture firm Rana Creek, explains plans to plant trees on a hillside at 18 Redberry Ridge in Portola Valley. Those listening included the town's Architectural & Site Control Commission, there to oversee the restoration of a clear-cut that downed 15 heritage trees. Photo by Dave Boyce/The ALmanac

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