Resident Ganka Brown startled the City Council on Aug. 17 with a warning that insurance polices are being canceled, which she blamed on dead and overgrown vegetation, particularly eucalyptus trees.
Brown said she became aware of the cancellations because it happened to homeowners she knew.
"I know of two people who were told by their carriers they would no longer be insured, one of them specifically because of the eucalyptus trees bordering — not even on — his property," Brown said. "Eucalyptus don't serve any purpose in this town."
Brown said there are dead pine trees all over town, which also create a fire hazard.
"We are getting calls from a number of people every week," said John Campbell, an insurance broker in Laguna since 1973. "And it's not just one company. It's all over the board."