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Oakland Overgrown: Trees Are Growing Out of Control Due to Deep Budget Cutsnew

In one fell swoop in November 2008, the city's Tree Services Division shed 40 percent of its workforce. The deep budget cuts forced the department to curtail one of its most essential services: routine trimming and pruning, which help keep trees from becoming overgrown to the point that they require immediate attention.
East Bay Express  |  Nate Seltenrich  |  04-06-2011  |  Environment

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