Monday, June 05, 2006

Historic Maple Tree Break Down

Tree Surgeons Clean Up the Mess
It just might be the only surviving remnant of Sherwood's famous 1893 Shade Tree Ordinance. The Maple Tree near the corner of 3rd and Main finally lost several its branches and possibly its life yesterday morning around 10:00. The owners of the tree used to play among its enormous branches when they were children. The falling limbs damaged the house and knocked the garage off its foundation... but it is the possible loss of the tree that is causing the family the most grief.


Lilly Morgen said...

What amazed me was how far those limbs reached when they hit the house and garage. I never thought they could go that far. We are in hopes that new growth will come out one that tree. It is certainally a century old!

jaycee said...

I remember when the Sherwood Shade Tree Ordinance was passed. It was August 1893 and it was 90 degrees out. Young folks today probably don't understand how important shade trees were. They were our air conditioning then, along with front porches. Riding the train with the windows rolled down was a great way to cool off unless you got a cinder in your eye.

Lilly Morgen said...

I noticed yesterday that they are now restoring the garage. They have to take it apart piece by piece and then put the puzzle back together again.

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