Skip to comments.Woman Accused Of Cutting 100-Year-Old Tahoe Trees
Posted on 01/24/2008 12:08:13 PM PST by MotleyGirl70
A federal grand jury has indicted an Incline Village woman for allegedly hiring a crew to cut down three large pine trees up to a century old on U.S. Forest Service land at Lake Tahoe.
58-year-old Patricia Vincent was indicted by the grand jury in Reno last week on two charges, including theft of government property. If convicted, she faces up to 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine for each count.
The three ponderosa pine trees from 80 to 100 years old were growing on a national forest lot the Forest Service had designated as environmentally sensitive as part of a plan to help protect the clarity of Lake Tahoe. The property is across the street from the Incline Village Championship Golf Course designed by Robert Trent Jones Senior.
The indictment accuses Vincent of hiring a commercial tree removal business in April to cut down the trees to enhance her view. The indictment says the damage exceeded $10,000.
Vincent could not immediately be reached for comment.
This "poor" woman doesn't have the view she wants so, what the heck cut down a few 80 year-old ponderosa pines on government property.
What a b-i.
Probably figured no one would notice.
Yeah, give her the chair.
Meanwhile charges still haven’t been filed against Clinton and Gore for cutting down trees on government property so they could make a joint announcement of a park dedication in Utah, against the wishes of the state.
And she probably drives a hybrid.
Back in the good old days, RT Jones could run a bulldozer amok through such forests, build a golf course, and everyone hailed it as progress.
“..she faces up to 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine for each count.”
I suspect that view will be somewhat less appealing than what she was trying for.
I have a piece of rental property in Florida. My elderly neighbor had someone go into my back yard and cut down a tree that was casting too much shade in her yard. When it fell, it crushed her fence, so she sent me a bill for half.
I’m sure she suppoerts McCain.
If anything this case will set a good precedence.
I can't stand self-righteous people like this.
What she failed to do was either make a large donation to the democrat of choice, of the regulators, or get elected to office before taking down the trees. Either would have insulated her.
All animals are equal...except some animals are more equal than others.
“I have a piece of rental property in Florida. My elderly neighbor had someone go into my back yard and cut down a tree that was casting too much shade in her yard. When it fell, it crushed her fence, so she sent me a bill for half”
I would send her a bill back for the cost of the tree... if it was large enough then it could be in the 5 digit level...
..can I have those three bars removed so I can see better?
I was reading an old Richard Scarry children’s book to my daughter the other night. There was a section on how the lumber industry works. A specific passage, and I read it just a bit louder, cracked me up:
“this tree is nearly 100 years old, and ready for cutting”.
Well, I read it a bit louder because Grammy, a real non-thinking “parrot” of a lib, was in the room, too. She took exception to this passage and said something. I said, “yeah, it’s not like we can’t plant more trees.”
Take a walk to the lake and look at it?
Property values in Tahoe, go up significantly if you have even a partial view of Lake Tahoe. Many “views” easily raise the values over six figures!
Get a grip folks. These were three second-growth trees next to a golf course. Make her pay damages and do some community service.
No, you get a grip.
These were not her trees to cut down.
If they were on her property I obviously don't care, but they weren't.
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