Environmentalists and others fear thousands of roadside trees that are decades old will be lost as a result. "We don't think the state legislature should give away the public's trees, particularly when the public is not getting anything in return," Molly Diggins, executive director of the state chapter of the Sierra Club, said Tuesday. "This is being done in the name of regulatory reform, but the legislature has gone too far. This is a giveaway to the billboard industry."
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