Sacramento welcomed a new neighbor today, as workers carefully planted a red oak tree at 18th Street and Capitol Avenue - the old home of the large camphor tree that was removed in August.
A neighborhood landmark, the 126-year-old camphor had been afflicted with a fungal disease called verticillium wilt.
But today the camphor's aroma seemed to linger in the vicinity as workers unloaded the new red oak from a forklift.
"We hope this lasts a hundred years," said Sacramento urban forest manager Joe Benassini, pointing to the scrawny oak tree. "It's going to be big."