To prosecutors, Robert "Roy" van de Hoek is a vandal with pruning shears. To supporters of native California shrubs and trees, he's a martyr. Once again, he's in court.(Read article)
"Trimming and landscaping isn't done without authorization from government agencies," said Frank Mateljan of the city attorney's office.
Thursday, September 07, 2006
Biologist Robert van de Hoek is charged with six misdemeanours for killing non-native plants (a Ficus tree and Myoporum shrubs) in one of the largest coastal wetlands in Southern California