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In the aftermath of flooding during Katrina, because of criticism about their substandard levees, the U.S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS wants to cut down every tree growing within 15 feet of all levees. Look here http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090609/ap_on_re_us/us_treeless_levees. We were taught that one of the main jobs of trees is to help soil stabilization. What better place than in a levee? The reason for levee failure at New Orleans was the USCOE did such a sorry job making their contractors haul in the correct backfill material and compact it according to design requirements. Big bribes turn heads when shoddy work is done. http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090609/ap_on_re_us/us_treeless_levees