The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says shade trees on flood-control levees along Coeur d'Alene's Rosenberry Drive won't have to be removed after all.

The Spokesman-Review reports in a story on Thursday that the agency has decided the trees won't hinder the community's ability to qualify for disaster relief funds.

The levee separates Lake Coeur d'Alene and the Spokane River from North Idaho College and the Fort Grounds neighborhood.

City engineer Gordon Dobler says experts examined more than 1,000 trees and identified about 360 as dead or unhealthy.

Dobler says some trees will have to come out but big ponderosas will remain.