Recent visitors to the Sequoyah County Courthouse may have noticed something missing. Last week workers removed four troublesome sweetgum trees that had been causing problems for several years.
District 3 County Commissioners Jim Rogers said Monday that the trees’ root system had grown above-ground, causing the sidewalk around the courthouse to buckle, creating a falling hazard, and the trees also drop hard “balls” that can also cause people to trip. Rogers said there have been several falling incidents over the years and the decision was finally made to remove the trees altogether.
The commissioners plan on replacing the trees with something “more friendly to the public,” Rogers said.
Laura Brown, KXMX Staff Writer
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