Oak pruning causes a stir

The man who trimmed and thinned the majestic tree at Heritage Mall said he pruned the tree properly, but a certified arborist and others contend that he cut so much from the tree that the health of the 300-year-old white oak is in question.

Larry McDonald of Trinity Tree Service said mall management hired him Friday, Sept. 2, to remove a number of rotten branches after two large limbs broke off from the Target side of the tree.

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