Killing a live tree that gives off oxygen and helps the plant somehow does not seem to justify someone to have a view of the ocean. The story states the trees are 80 years old, therefore the trees have been there longer than the resident who is complaining of their lack of an ocean view. If it such an issue why did they buy a house that already had an obstructed view. They had a choice to live anywhere yet they choose to live there. The city seems to have a slanted view based on financial reasons only. The outcome may be harsh and unreasonable and they should be ashamed of their actions.