A red oak takes its place at 18th Street and Capitol in midtown Sacramento where a 126-year-old camphor tree once stood, Jan. 11, 2013.
SACRAMENTO, CA - A red oak was planted Friday in midtown Sacramento to "replace" an historic camphor tree many knew and fondly remembered.
PHOTOS: Red oak replaces landmark camphor tree
The imposing camphor tree stood at the corned or 18th Street and Capitol Avenue since 1886. However, a fungal disease was slowly killing it and the city removed it last August.
STORY: Sacramentans say goodbye to landmark camphor tree
The red oak is a fast-growing oak that can attain 80 feet in height with a trunk several feet in diameter. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, a red oak can live several hundred years.