Saratoga Springs Neighbors Fight to Save Old Tree

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SARATOGA SPRINGS, Utah (AP) -- Some Saratoga Springs residents are fighting to keep a 100-year-old tree from being removed from their neighborhood.

Attorney Jerome Hamilton, who's representing 21 residents, filed an injunction yesterday to prevent the developer from removing the cottonwood tree. He says the tree is a landmark and the developer promised residents it would NOT be removed.

However, the developer, Lawrence Russell, says he never made such a promise and the tree is diseased and poses a safety hazard. He says when he brought the land, he agreed to leave one lot undeveloped because of the many trees on it, and he has honored that agreement. But the tree in question is NOT on that lot.

The matter will go before a judge on December seventh.


Information from: Deseret Morning News

(Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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