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Upon learning that pine trees are highly flammable and worried about future brush fires, Myrna Katz, who lives Ocean View Drive adjacent to property owned by the county Department of Public Works says she has asked the agency since February to cut back those on its property. She was allegedly promised by local waterworks Superintendent Art Schimke that such action would be taken by October. The trees branches hang over her property. No tree trimming has yet occurred. Schimke has not returned numerous phone calls and messages from The Malibu Times.