Article from Protesters vs chainsaws over trees in Portland

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Giant century-old trees targeted for takedown in Southeast Portland have a number of people ready and willing to do what may be necessary to save them.

A cluster of trees was already taken down near SE 41st Avenue and Clinton Street, with 2 more set for removal. Residents in the area don’t seem opposed to the development surrounding it, but don’t understand why the trees need to be taken out.

Some protesters have said they are willing to chain themselves to the trees to stop their removal.

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