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Nothing's funny about a city that willy-nilly cuts down trees, she says

Ketsana Phommalee says she was shocked to discover upon her return from vacation that her "beautiful maple tree" was gone. Ketsana Phommalee says she was shocked to discover upon her return from vacation that her "beautiful maple tree" was gone.

Reported by Mika Highsmith

Posted by Kate Oatis

So, you might think it's funny that the only tree in the front yard of her home on the 3600 block of Treelawn has been cut down by the City of Toledo.

But it's not.

Ketsana Phommalee says she was shocked to discover upon her return from vacation that her "beautiful maple tree" was gone. She says the city took the tree down without notifying her, which prompted her to contact Call 11 for Action problem solver Mika Highsmith.

She also says in the process of knocking down the tree, the city knocked out her grass, which is now a patch of weeds. And her driveway, she says, now has five divots that weren't there before.

When Phommalee calls the city, she says they act as if they don't know what happened. But she says, "all three of my neighbors saw it and said the city did it."

Mika spoke with the city. They say Phommalee wasn't notified because the roots of the tree were growing into the sewer line and they had to remove it immediately. They have offered her $200, but Phommalee says that's not enough to fix everything.

The city has agreed assess the situation and figure out a way to compensate her.

If you have a problem you think Mika Highsmith can help solve, call her at 419-248-1128.

And visit our Call 11 for Action page for more information.

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