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Neighbors fight to save sequoia in North Portland

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PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) -

Neighbors in St. Johns are fighting to save a sequoia tree slated to be cut down.

Portland Parks and Recreation says the decades-old sequoia needs to come down to make way for the North Portland Greenway Trail project. A foot bridge is planned to connect North Portland to downtown, but the tree stands in the way.

PPR says they're planting dozens of trees to replace it and even using the wood from the sequoia to build a sustainable playground. But neighbors say it's not enough.

Instead, those who live nearby want the city to find solutions to build the bridge without bringing the tree down. But PPR says the only other option would have been to cut out a cluster of trees. They say if there were another way to build the walkway, they would have already done it.

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