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June 11, 2016 1:38 PM

In Paso Robles, nothing ‘Wonderful’ about bulldozing oaks for grapes

Hundreds of old-growth trees were cut down to make way for new Justin vineyards

The work has alarmed neighbors in the area west of Paso Robles, who also worry about water

The clear-cutting shows once again that more regulation is needed on the North County wine industry

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Joe Tarica is senior editor for The Tribune. He writes the Joetopia column on current events and life in SLO County. You may not always want to live in Joetopia, but you can still stop by, say "hi," and join the conversation. Reach him at jtarica@thetribunenews.com .

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