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Sacramento levees fail federal maintenance standards
Sacramento Bee - August 24, 2012

Suit against Corps tree policy to go forward
Sacramento Bee – April 28, 2012

Editorial: An Army Corps of contradictions
Sacramento Bee, April 17, 2012
Even as it clings to a policy requiring state and local agencies to clear trees from levees, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has granted one of its own districts a variance to plant 30,000 trees along the levee-lined Sacramento River.

Despite policy, Army Corps to plant 30,000 trees on Sacramento River levees
Sacramento Bee , April 14, 2012

Editorial: Corps should revise its policy on levee trees
Sacremento Bee, August 31, 2011

When it comes to trees and levees, the...Corps...needs to revise its one-chainsaw-fits-all policy.

Trees strengthen levees in some case, study finds
Sacramento Bee, August 27, 2011

...a new study by the Army Corps itself has found that trees actually strengthen levees in some situtaions.

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