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Posted: Thursday, January 23, 2014 12:31:32 PM
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Hello! I have found a mysterious sentence today that I bold.

Known as “The city of Trees,” Sacramento has more trees per capita than does Paris, is filled with tree lines streets and thoroughfares, and even as an arboreal art installation in City Hall. However, recent budget cuts have abridged the Urban forestry workforce, causing some concern about the future of Sacramento’s green canopy.

Is "Sacramento" the subject of both verb "has" and "is filled"?

Can I rewrite it in the following way?

Known as “The city of Trees,” and even as an arboreal art installation , Sacramento has more trees per capita than does Paris, is filled with tree lines streets and thoroughfares in City Hall.
IMcRout
Posted: Thursday, January 23, 2014 12:45:07 PM
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Several points:

--> There seems to be a typo. I am sure it must be "..and even has an arboreal art installation..". Otherwise this part does not make any sense.

--> 'Sacramento' is indeed the subject of these verbs (and the second 'has').
It could also be written, "Sacramento, (which is) also known as 'The City of Trees', has more ..."

--> In view of the obvious typo you cannot rewrite the sentence in the way you suggest.
rogermue
Posted: Thursday, January 23, 2014 1:39:40 PM

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That seems to be careless or hasty printing.

The word "and" is lacking in the first line after
"Sacramento has more trees ... than Paris ..." "and" is ...

"tree lines streets" should be "tree-lined streets"

"and even as an arboreal art installation"
should be "and even has an arboreal art installation" as IMR
already pointed out.

Three slip-ups in three lines that's really botch-work.

KentFlanagan
Posted: Thursday, January 23, 2014 2:02:50 PM

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In addition to previous comments, It is clear that the writer is attempting to cram too many trees into one sentence.

Also, in the first example it says that Sacramento has an art exhibit about trees (referenced as arboreal), not the actual trees.
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Posted: Thursday, January 23, 2014 3:05:29 PM
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Starting with the original article:
Sacramento has been called “The City of Trees,” a city with more trees per capita than Paris, a place known for its romantic, tree-lined walkways and thoroughfares.

Each tree in Sacramento has a story to tell. This is the theme of “Living With Trees,” a new art exhibit that opened in City Hall Aug. 4 featuring 17 historical photographs selected from the Center for Sacramento History’s archives, each telling a small piece of the decades-old romance Sacramento has had with its trees.

There are images of automobiles smashed by broad tree trunks flung down in the windstorm of 1950, costumed children playacting in a shaded grove and an ordinary Sacramento man sweeping a front yard enveloped by countless leaves.

But, it’s about more than just the trees, said Coloma artist Cheri Ibes. “It’s about our relationship with nature.”

Ibes’ installation is in the center of the exhibit – a tangled arrangement of pruned brambles from a manzanita shrub enclosed in a glass case.

“The spectrum of the human relationship with nature runs between fear of an unbridled, uncontrollable force of nature – things like hurricanes and earthquakes – to wanting to control and own nature ourselves in the form of something like a potted bonsai plant in your backyard,” Ibes said.

Her installation, she said, embodies that spectrum of human interaction with nature, as do all the photographs in the exhibit.

Since 1849, the people of Sacramento have cherished the benefits of having lots of trees around. But with the city’s budget cuts reducing the workforce of Urban Forestry services from the equivalent of 57 full-time employees to about 36, there is concern about what the future holds for Sacramento’s urban canopy.

Despite having fewer employees, a recent upgrade to a Google Earth-style tree mapping system that tracks data for about 100,000 public trees in Sacramento has made preservation efforts easier for the city, Sacramento Urban Forestry Manager Joe Benassini said.

...then you can take out the sentences you want to use, rather than try to re-write them.
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Posted: Thursday, January 23, 2014 5:04:51 PM
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Yup, you can't see the words for the trees Whistle
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