Site developers promised to safely transplant the trees. Local environmental advocates argued the move would likely kill them.
The latter may have been correct as the leaves on the oaks appear to be mostly brown and some branches have no leaves at all.
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Published by Natalie Pate
Natalie Pate is a freelance journalist and author based in Salem, Oregon. She wrote about education for more than seven years at the Statesman Journal and now covers education and other topics throughout the Pacific Northwest. She is originally from Colorado and earned her B.A. in Politics and French from Willamette University.
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