Spruce tree downed, too
A Monday decision by the Haywood County Board of Commissioners to remove the last tree in front of the courthouse, a red spruce, was one implemented quickly.
By 9 a.m. Tuesday morning, the county maintenance crew had felled the tree and were sawing off limbs so the trunk could be cut and given away.
Even though this tree was not one of the diseased ones, the board determined it looked out of place once the sugar maples were gone.
See full story in Wednesday's paper/