A cellphone tower disguised as a pine tree is seen on Motherlode Drive in El Dorado County on Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015. In El Dorado County, local ordinances require camouflaging the towers to blend in with the rustic environment. The disputed tower, planned for the Arrowhead Lake area near Placerville, hasn’t been built. But along U.S. 50 between El Dorado Hills and Missouri Flat Road in Placerville, you can can find a dozen “mono-pine” cell towers, dressed up like faux Christmas trees.
A cellphone tower disguised as a pine tree is seen on Motherlode Drive in El Dorado County on Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015. In El Dorado County, local ordinances require camouflaging the towers to blend in with the rustic environment. The disputed tower, planned for the Arrowhead Lake area near Placerville, hasn’t been built. But along U.S. 50 between El Dorado Hills and Missouri Flat Road in Placerville, you can can find a dozen “mono-pine” cell towers, dressed up like faux Christmas trees. Randall Benton rbenton@sacbee.com
A cellphone tower disguised as a pine tree is seen on Motherlode Drive in El Dorado County on Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015. In El Dorado County, local ordinances require camouflaging the towers to blend in with the rustic environment. The disputed tower, planned for the Arrowhead Lake area near Placerville, hasn’t been built. But along U.S. 50 between El Dorado Hills and Missouri Flat Road in Placerville, you can can find a dozen “mono-pine” cell towers, dressed up like faux Christmas trees. Randall Benton rbenton@sacbee.com

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