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.