KARK has more on a story first reported here: The felling or topping of some 100 trees on Central Arkansas Water property north of Lake Maumelle, apparently to improve the view of a house on Spillway Road above the lake.

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The sheriff’s office is investigating, as is CAW. No permission was given for the tree work. A hiker was told by the crew doing the work who’d hired them, but we’ve not identified him absent verification. KARK said the property owner didn’t respond to their effort to get a comment.

One of the Ouachita Trail users who’ve complained about the work told KARK:

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“A lot of damage and a lot of righteousness thinking you can do all of this, that you have the power, when it isn’t even your land.”