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Council OKs ‘Heritage Tree’ designation

By Donna Beth Weilenman, Benicia Herald Staff Reporter

A day after 18 of 20 newly planted tulip trees were discovered destroyed in Southampton Park, Benicia City Council unanimously designated a veteran oak in City Park as its first Heritage Tree.

The tree’s designation will be recorded in the Solano County Recorder’s Office, and it eventually will be identified with a plaque that may also bear a mark that will let people with smart phones learn more about the coastal live oak.

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