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In Anne and Chris Sigler's front yard on High Street stands a barren oak tree, cut down to four great but stunted branches shooting out of a thick trunk. Two weeks ago it was much more: a 50-ton valley oak, a member of a species (Quercus lobata) identified as so important to Palo Alto that it was granted protection by a city ordinance in 1996.
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