City Massacres Butterfly Trees, Butterflies A No Show

There you go again, messing up Pacific Grove for the sake of the tourists.

Butterfly tree stump

“There was a concern that the trimming may have discouraged monarchs from coming to the grove,” said P.G. City Manager Tom Frutchey. “It’s a good hypothesis, but we don’t know the answer to it yet.”

The eucalyptus, which often shed limbs, were trimmed for the safety of visitors to the monarch grove sanctuary, Frutchey said.

City Massacres Butterfly Trees, Butterflies A No Show

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  1. http://www.montereyherald.com/local/ci_13840127

    Pacific Grove residents Patricia and Sally Herrgott, Bob Pacelli and Esther Trosow presented a report to the City Council this week complaining about the tree trimming, which they say has degraded the butterfly habitat.

    “There’s a very real possibility,” Pacelli said, “that we destroyed one of these magic cycles.”

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