PG&E reaches deal with demonstrators protesting Nevada City tree removals

Pacific Gas and Electric Company said Thursday it had reached an agreement with people trying to prevent trees in Nevada City from being cut down. The utility said it wanted the trees removed for safety reasons. Demonstrators then began taking turns going up into trees to protest PG&E’s planned removal. The protester in the tree came down Thursday after PG&E agreed to just trim back the tree -- instead of cutting it down. As part of the agreement, PG&E will not be pressing any charges, and it will not encourage any other agencies to press charges as well.