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Coeur d' Alene Official: Removing Trees Could Cost $1.6M

COEUR d'ALENE, Idaho (AP) - A Coeur d'Alene engineering firm is estimating that removing hundreds of trees along the city's dike road as ordered by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers could cost around $1.6 million.

That estimate, compiled by Ruen-Yeager and Associates Inc., was presented last week to a committee created to explore options to save the trees.

It exceeds the roughly $50,000 to $100,000 the city had originally estimated it could spend after it learned of the federal order in March. The order was the result of the federal agency studying levee safety after Hurricane Katrina in 2005.
      

      
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