Retired Space Shuttle Endeavour traveled Oct. 12-13 to the California Science Center

Trees Return Along Shuttle Endeavour's Route to Science Center

More than 400 trees were removed to provide clearance for the space shuttle during its journey from LAX

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    The California Science Center is making good on its promise to replant trees that were cut down during the Space Shuttle Endeavour's journey through the streets. NBC4's Toni Guinyard reports on "Today in LA." This clip is from "Today in LA" on January 18, 2013.

    Trees cut down to make way for space shuttle Endeavour during its journey on Los Angeles streets to the California Science Center are returning to stretches along the shuttle's route.

    More than 400 trees were removed to provide clearance for the retired orbiter when it moved from a hangar at Los Angeles International Airport in October to a temporary home at the Science Center in Exposition Park. Trees are being replanted in Inglewood, Westchester and other areas along the route.

    The decision to remove the trees raised questions in communities along the route. The shuttle -- it has a wingspan of 78 feet -- traveled north from LAX, east on Manchester Avenue, north on Crenshaw Boulevard before heading east on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.

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    The Science Center paid approximately $2 million to plant about 1,000 10- to 14-foot high trees.

    Work in Inglewood is expected to be complete in about one week. Remaining areas should be replanted within a month.

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