Price of Progress: Oak Trees to be Removed for Light Rail

Folsom city leaders are considering removing the protective status from nearly 60 trees along Folsom Boulevard, in order for Light Rail to be expanded toward historic Folsom. Although they are on protected status, only 24 trees will actually be removed, and 10 of them are already diseased or dead. The rest will be pruned. The original list of trees to be removed included up to 350 trees, however effort have been made to minimize the number of trees removed. More details are available in the Sacramento Bee.

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