Workers begin clearing Wednesday for the long-contested Frognal Estates development near Picnic Point. Neighbors and environmental groups oppose the 112-home subdivision, which they say poses risks to a salmon-bearing stream and could increase the chance of landslides. (Noah Haglund / The Herald)

Workers begin clearing Wednesday for the long-contested Frognal Estates development near Picnic Point. Neighbors and environmental groups oppose the 112-home subdivision, which they say poses risks to a salmon-bearing stream and could increase the chance of landslides. (Noah Haglund / The Herald)

Trees fall at Frognal development as activists look on

A developer is taking initial steps ahead of major logging and grading at the Picnic Point project.

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