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Iconic Victoria tree comes down in spite of protest


January 28, 2019
By Mike Jiggens

Jan. 29, 2019 – In spite of a petition circulated to save an iconic tree from being removed in downtown Victoria, B.C., work crews removed the 30-year-old tree yesterday to make way for bike lanes and a crosswalk. Onlookers who wanted the tree spared said they were “heartbroken” and felt the “heart and soul” of the downtown had been removed.

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