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Saving 350-year-old tree could cost Torontonians almost $1M

City has agreed to pay half the cost of buying adjacent house

January 2, 2020
By CTV News

Efforts are underway to save a massive, old red oak tree in Toronto. CTV News

One of Toronto’s oldest trees, estimated to be about 350 years old, could cost Torontonians nearly $1 million to save it. The city has agreed to pay half the cost of saving the tree by purchasing the adjacent house, but the public would have less than a year to come up with another $430,000 to save the red oak.