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100 year old tree at Lee Co. Courthouse taken down

By Jennifer Emert - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) –  A tree that stood at the Lee County Courthouse for more than 100 years came down Tuesday.

After two and a half hours, the main trunk of the pine toppled to the ground. Because of power lines and the tree's proximity to the courthouse the County hired Harper Tree Service to remove the tree. Most pictures and prints of the courthouse showcase the 100 year old tree. Crews say part of the tree had died and it was a liability for the county.

"It's starting to lose its sap, this is a pine tree and it starts to lose its sap and that's what makes it weak and if we get any winds to come around they're going to fall," said Lee Harper, Harper Tree Service.

Later this week, Mark's Greenhouse will plant a 16-foot Oak in its place and landscape the area under the tree.

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