Pacific Gas and Electric Co. will proceed with a scaled-back plan to clear oak trees in the Carpenter Canyon area.
A panel of local officials toured an eight-acre "test site" Wednesday, where oaks had been marked for pruning or removal under PG&E transmission lines. The work was ordered because of fire concerns.
On May 12, about 75 demonstrators gathered at a neighboring farm to protest the planned tree and brush clearing. PG&E agreed not to cut any of the oaks until experts studied the area.
Now, rather than removing half of the more than 200 oaks, only 22 will be removed.