28 trees killed in Cedar Rapids’ construction accident

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Twenty-eight mature oak and sycamore trees were damaged after a construction misunderstanding. It is believed that most, if not all, of the trees will die.

The trees were marked, and the contract specified that the construction workers for a sanitary-sewer line should take care not to disturb the trees. Despite this, the construction project severed the trees’ roots.

The construction company says that they were unclear that they needed to protect the trees.

Read more about this incident from The Gazette here.

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