The Santa Rosa Press Democrat reports preservationists are hoping to raise public awareness and save the albino chimero coast redwood growing in the small Sonoma County town of Cotati.
Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit officials say it's out of their hands, that federal regulators have determined the 52-foot tree must come down for safety reasons.
The genetically mutated redwood is apparently too close to a proposed set of new tracks.
But scientists are urging local politicians to consider a plan to move the rare genetic specimen to Cotati-owned land nearby.
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