On July 9th Gonser agreed in court to remove trees he had planted on his neighbor’s property a number of years ago. This was part of a settlement agreement when his neighbor requested a Personal Protection Order (PPO) against him. Read that story here. According to the neighbor, Gonser had selected the tree locations and dug the planting holes himself and he was aware that there were underground utilities in the area.
On July 23rd, a crew hired by Gonser moved the trees and a Consumers Power gas line was broken creating an emergency situation and requiring a crew with heavy equipment to come out to repair the line.
We all make mistakes, right? Who among us has not planted fast growing maple trees on our neighbors’ property on top of a gas line?