Citizens want to stop removal of trees

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(KSL News) Hundreds of trees along the Jordan River are disappearing, and some people who frequent the area aren't happy.

The city of Murray is removing Russian olive trees, saying they're an invasive species. Taking the trees out is also part of a 10-year plan by the city to renew the river corridor.

But some citizens say there's no reason to get rid of the trees, which have been there for more than 50 years.

Citizens want to stop removal of trees

Chad Smith said, "We want it to be protected and be the way it was, rather than be torn apart."

The group has written letters to city officials and actually stopped the tree cutting for a short time. They're working now to get more support to stop it again.

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