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Sacramento to replace 25 of about 200 trees mistakenly cut down

March 15, 2012 |  2:49 pm

Photo: Oak tree leaf. Credit: Annie Wells / Los Angeles Times A Sacramento city worker is in hot water after cutting down about 200 trees along the American River -- trees the city must now replace.

The cutting took place in September in an effort to clear a homeless camp that had grown up in the shade of the trees.

On Tuesday, the City Council voted to replace some of those trees to restore the wildlife and area's visual appeal.

"We will be replanting a few, but not anywhere near as many as were there before," said J.P. Tindell, manager of parks planning development in Sacramento.

Sacramento is spending $206,000 to replace about 25 cottonwood and oak trees, plus some landscaping and plant maintenance.

"So that we replace at least some of the shade canopy and the trees that were used for perching and such by the raptors and other wildlife," Tindell said.

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-- Kimerly Rankin, Fox 40 Sacramento

Photo: An oak tree leaf. Credit: Annie Wells / Los Angeles Times

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