Monday, July 23, 2012

The Old Oak Tree

I find it bittersweet to lose the Oak tree from Klitzing Park.  I spent hours playing under that tree when the old school still stood.  It's believed the old oak was at least 150 years old--it's been there longer than Altamont has been a town!  It was hit by lightening several years ago which caused damage to the top.  Then high winds a few weeks ago took out several high branches.  It was hoped the tree could be topped and saved, but time had exacerbated the previous damage and it was decided for safety reasons that the tree had to come down. The corner looks so "naked" now!

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