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First it was the fountain, and now it's the trees. The new Apple store in Union Square is once again sidelined due to a kink in construction plans that requires the city's permission. This time, seven tulip trees on the Stockton Street side of the tech giant's new store are throwing off the timeline, CBS reports.

"These seven trees in the Union Square area of San Francisco are mature trees, they're healthy trees, and we really want to protect our urban forest and not destroy it in anyway," San Francisco Department of Public Works spokeswoman Rachel Gordon tells the local news station. Apple's arborist responds by saying the tulip trees are actually in bad health and adds that Apple will not only replace the seven trees but will also add nineteen more if granted permission to follow through on its current plans. There's no telling which side will win, but this discussion is sure to slow construction on the new store once again.
· Apple's Plan To Cut Down Trees To Build Union Square Store In San Francisco Stalled [CBS]
· Apple Flagship Approval Means More Union Square Construction [Racked SF]

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