COTATI, Calif. (August 8, 2014) A rare 52-foot chimeric coast redwood tree in a small Northern California city that was in danger of being cut down to make way for planned railway tracks has been replanted instead.
The tree was dug up Thursday in a process that required a large crane and then moved about 450 feet near the east platform at the station in Cotati, Calif., where future riders of Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit will have a view of the tree's gold, white and green hues.
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, authorities said.
A proposal by the railroad to chop it down infuriated residents and led to a campaign to save the redwood.
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