Arborist Robert Potanovic fined for cutting down trees to improve view of Yonkers homeowners

The state ruled the trimming was illegal, and cited both Potanovic and the homeowners for the work. (3/26/14)

YONKERS - The state ruled today that it was wrong for a Yonkers tree trimmer to cut down greenery to improve the view for homeowners.

Back in 2005, three homeowners on Rudolph Place wanted a clear view of the Palisades from their Yonkers homes.

They hired arborist Robert Potanovic, of Yonkers, to take off the tops of the trees blocking their view.

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The only problem is that the trees were in the Old Croton Aqueduct State Park, which runs between the homes and Warburton Avenue.

The state ruled the trimming was illegal, and cited both Potanovic and the homeowners for the work.

The state called for $64,000 in sanctions against Potanovic's company. The attorney general's office say the homeowners will contribute.

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