Department of Planning and Natural Resources officials question tree pruners on Cruz Bay beach.
When a business owner was granted a permit to prune trees on Cruz Bay beach last week, the trimming was supposed to only take place in front of Department of Planning and Natural Resources officials.
On Tuesday afternoon, June 1, however, two men were spotted pruning trees on Cruz Bay beach in front of Waterfront Bistro without a DPNR official in sight.
When DPNR was alerted to the activity, the pruning quickly halted and Wharfside Village owner Ed McKenzie was contacted by officials from
DPNR’s Division of Fish and Wildlife, who reportedly were going to take a second look at the business owner’s permit.
As of press time, the trees remained in their current state on Cruz Bay beach.