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An article in the April 22 Post Independent incorrectly implied that all five of a group of trees, slated for destruction to make way for a new branch library in Carbondale, are believed to be up to 80 years old.

Only one of the trees is estimated to be up to 80 years old, according to the Garfield County Library District. The other four trees are closer to 30 years old.

The article did not mention the district’s role in planning and promoting a ceremony honoring the trees on April 21, or that there were a dozen library district officials, supporters and board members present at the ceremony.

The article also did not make it clear that a nearby spruce tree harboring an owl’s nest is not among those slated for destruction.

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