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Make way for the shuttle

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Most crews take down trees because they’re diseased or infested. These guys in L.A. are taking down more than 400 so the decommissioned space shuttle Endeavour can make it to it’s final resting place.

Space shuttle Endeavour’s final 12-mile journey through the streets of South Los Angeles already promises to be a meticulously planned spectacle: a two-day parade, an overnight slumber party in Inglewood and enough hoopla to create a giant traffic mess.

But for some residents in South L.A., the excitement of the shuttle rumbling through their neighborhoods quickly faded when they learned that 400 trees will be chopped down to make room for the behemoth.

The California Science Center — Endeavour’s final home — has agreed to replant twice as many trees along the route from the shuttle’s docking place at Los Angeles International Airport to Exposition Park.

But that’s not enough to satisfy some tree lovers.

Written by CBOWEN@GIE.NET

September 4th, 2012 at 7:10 pm

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Weekly round-up

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  • New Pew study: “The internet is the source that people most rely on for material about the local business scene and search engines are particularly valued. Newspapers and word of mouth also rank high as sources.”
  • LA Times: After “arborgeddon,” the city must examine its plans for maintaining one of the country’s largest urban forests.
  • Jeff Korhan on why the new Google Currents makes more sense for your business than just Facebook.
  • Landscape Ontario cleans up after the Occupy Toronto protests.
  • Chris Heiler calls 2012 the year of the tablet.
  • Something for your springtime designs: Pantone’s color of the year.
  • In social media – and most other things, come to think of it – more is not always better.
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  • Seth Godin lays out a good list of 2012 goals for just about anybody.
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    December 16th, 2011 at 12:36 pm