City officials are planning to hold a neighborhood meeting at 6 p.m. Oct. 13 at the OASIS Senior Center to discuss the status of Corona del Mar's blue gum eucalyptus trees.
On Tuesday, a blue gum near Fourth and Goldenrod avenues fell over during a rainstorm, damaging two homes and four cars but causing no injuries. Last month, another blue gum along Irvine Avenue fell and killed 29-year-old Haeyoon Miller.
Arborists have been inspecting all the blue gums in Newport Beach since that accident, and any tree identified as dangerous is being removed. Within a week of the fatality, 100 trees were removed from along the Irvine Avenue median. Since then, all of Corona del Mar's blue gums have been inspected, and five trees were removed this week; read our earlier stories here and here.
Other trees may be removed pending a written report and recommendation of the arborist, according to an email sent today to members of the Corona del Mar Residents Association.