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City Council hears tree protection plan

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Savannah is known for its beautiful trees and the city wants to continue to protect them.

Parks and services officials stood before City Council members to propose stricter guidelines to protect the live oaks throughout the city.

Some council members are frustrated that some developers have gotten away with chopping down trees that have been there for hundreds of years with hardly any repercussions.

The proposal also adds a new class of tree - called the specimen tree - to give protection to the smaller sized oak trees.

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