ARLINGTON (CBSDFW.COM) – A tree preservation group is outraged over a new Dallas Cowboys digital sign in Arlington.

The 54×20 foot sign went up along southbound Highway 360, but a large tree blocked part of the view.

The ‘importance’ of the sign won and the tree was cut down.

Janette Monear, the executive director of the Texas Trees Foundation, says losing a large tree like that is disheartening. “It is a mature tree and it looks like it’s probably 75 years old or older,” she said.

According to Monear, there are often a number of options that can save older trees from destruction. “A lot of times there is very good solutions to that in corrective pruning so you don’t have to take the whole thing out.”

A Dallas Cowboys spokesman says they have a mitigation plan in place that will either replace the decades old plant with other trees or contribute to an Arlington tree fund.

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