A Community's Struggle to Save Its Trees Thirteen years ago, a group of neighbors in Hopkins, Minn., pledged to pay the city $185,000 to save a one-acre cluster of mature oak trees from developers. One member of the Oaks Folks group has an essay about the cause in the book Voices for the Land, by photojournalist Brian Peterson. The group hopes their story will inspire other communities to take up tree protection. Mary Stucky of Minnesota Public Radio reports.

A Community's Struggle to Save Its Trees

A Community's Struggle to Save Its Trees

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Thirteen years ago, a group of neighbors in Hopkins, Minn., pledged to pay the city $185,000 to save a one-acre cluster of mature oak trees from developers. One member of the Oaks Folks group has an essay about the cause in the book Voices for the Land, by photojournalist Brian Peterson. The group hopes their story will inspire other communities to take up tree protection. Mary Stucky of Minnesota Public Radio reports.