March 20, 2014

SMART to explore options for fate of rare tree

PETALUMA, Calif. — Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit (SMART) officials have promised to hold off on cutting down a rare chimera redwood tree in Cotati until they can explore other options, The Press Democrat reported.

Activists speaking at a board meeting Wednesday, urged officials to save the tree or consider allowing it to be transplanted so it can be studied and enjoyed, according to the report. For the full story, click here.

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  • R Troy[ March 20th, 2014 @ 8:24pm ]

    While I'm a long time advocate for passenger rail, commuter railroads and other mass transit, I cannot imagine any excuse for removing this rare tree. The agency needs to find an alternative - method, route, etc.

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