Cotati residents, scientists scramble to save albino redwood

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A unique mutant albino redwood tree that is blocking a railroad right of way in Cotati has created an uproar among residents and scientists who are trying to figure out a way to save the extremely rare obstacle from being chopped down.

The battle is over a coast redwood that has two kinds of DNA – albino and regular – known as a chimera. The condition gives it a brilliant golden, white and green color.

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