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CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM Lyon Arboretum will have 12 large albizia trees removed from the upper garden area in an effort to protect the endangered, rare and irreplaceable plants below them. The project will begin Monday and continue through February. A giant albizia towers over an endangered palm from Borneo growing at its base.
CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM Above, an endangered palm, Chambeyronia lepidota, from New Caledonia is marked with red tape as an indicator to workers to take extra care with the plant.