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Trees being replaced in downtown Mt. Shasta

Mt. Shasta trees replaced (KTVL/Sarina Sandoval) 

Trees in downtown Mt. Shasta are being replaced to flowering pear trees.

The liquid amber trees were removed in downtown Mt. Shasta on Monday.

Public Works says the trees were a hazard, the roots made the sidewalk lift causing people to trip and fall.

Some people in the area say they are shocked to see them gone.

"It kind of hurts, it looks like it hurts, it was shade, it was pretty and now it's just dead," Katt Padula said.

Public works says these trees were planted in the 80's and it's been an ongoing issue since 2005.

A total of 14 trees have been cut down and 11 new trees will be planted starting next week.

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