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November 10, 2013 10:00 PM

Project turns back time for Yosemite’s ancient trees

The National Park Service has a $24 million idea to move the pavement off the toes of the big trees on the southern part of the Mariposa Grove. The road will disappear, and so will parking lots and the gift store. Welcome to the Mariposa Grove restoration project, turning back time by backing off cars, buildings and pavement at a place where 500 mature giants have lived for centuries.

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