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Rare tree faces axe for Calif. commuter train

Posted on March 13, 2014

California's coast redwoods can grow taller than a 30-floor skyscraper and live more than 2,000 years. Photo by Buzz Hoffman, Flickr Creative Commons
California's coast redwoods can grow taller than a 30-floor skyscraper and live more than 2,000 years. Photo by Buzz Hoffman, Flickr Creative Commons
SAN FRANCISCO — A redwood tree, so rare that there are believed to be fewer than 10 of its kind in the world, could be chopped down to make way for commuter trains in Northern California, AP reports.

Preservationists are hoping to save the albino chimero coast redwood growing in the small Sonoma County town of Cotati, but federal regulators have determined the tree must come down for safety reasons because it is too close to a proposed set of new tracks, according to the report. For the full story, click here.

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