The city of Elk Grove has some unwanted items it wants to sell, but they aren't copy machines or office chairs.
The city council on Wednesday will consider giving approval to sell "or otherwise dispose of" 32 palm trees owned by the city.
The trees are on a 744-acre parcel purchased by the city in 2005 as habitat for the threatened Swainson's Hawk and other wildlife. The property is located south of the city limits, near Lambert Road and Franklin Boulevard.
"The quality of habitat provided by the palm trees is considered poor and not suitable for nesting and perching," the city says in a staff report. "Swainson’s hawk typically nests in large native trees such as valley oak, cottonwood, walnut, and willow, and occasionally in non-native trees, such as eucalyptus."
If the city council approves the sale of the 32 palm trees, any money made will go toward the city's Swainson's Hawk Mitigation Fund.
Elk Grove City Council meeting
6 p.m. Wednesday
8400 Laguna Palms Way