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Outcry saves rare albino-mix redwood in Calif.

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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.

 

 
 


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