TribLIVE

| USWorld

 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Outcry saves rare albino-mix redwood in Calif.

Email Newsletters

Click here to sign up for one of our email newsletters.

Daily Photo Galleries

By The Associated Press
Thursday, July 24, 2014, 5:12 p.m.
 

COTATI, Calif. — A rare redwood in a small Northern California city will be replanted instead of being sawed down to make way for railway tracks.

A 52-foot-tall albino-mix tree that is blocking a railroad right-of-way in Cotati will live on in a new location instead of being sawed down and made into firewood or mulch, officials announced this week to the delight of tree lovers and scientists.

It'll be dug up next month and moved about 450 feet near the east platform at Cotati station, where Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit riders will have a view of the tree's gold, white and green hues.

Arborists say the 60-year-old tree is one of only a handful of coast redwoods that have both albino and normal foliage on the same branches.

A proposal by the railroad to chop it down infuriated residents and led to a campaign to save the redwood.

Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.

 

 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Nation

  1. Pope Francis’ lack of familiarity with United States unusual
  2. Obama inches closer to veto-proof support for Iran nuclear deal
  3. Supreme Court can resolve Kentucky county clerk’s refusal to issue marriage licenses to gays
  4. Federal Reserve Vice Chairman Fischer open to interest rate hike
  5. Court lifts injunction against NSA call records program
  6. Thousands in New Orleans became targets of unscrupulous contractors
  7. Man arrested in deputy’s ambush
  8. New Orleans slow to heal 10 years after Hurricane Katrina
  9. Long Island college student arrested for trying to record police, civil liberties experts say
  10. Will Trump run as independent? He says decision will be made soon
  11. New York City police kill bystander in undercover gun buy