Century-old maple needs to be cut down

The 100-year-old maple tree at the Linn County Courthouse that lost a large branch during Sunday night’s storm will have to be cut down, said Russ Williams, head of the county’s general services department.

“Because of the way the branch ripped away from the main trunk, the area won’t heal, so it becomes receptive to pests, disease and rot,” he said.

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