Tree splits in half, blocks westbound Greene Street in Olde Town Augusta

Sunday, March 4, 2012 4:34 PM
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A large tree split in half, blocking the 400 block of Greene Street, on Sunday afternoon.  Special
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A large tree split in half, blocking the 400 block of Greene Street, on Sunday afternoon.

A large tree split in half during a windy Sunday afternoon, roughly around 3 p.m., blocking the westbound side of the 400 block of Greene Street in Olde Town Augusta.

When the tree split, it made a loud noise and some residents of a neighboring apartment building said the building shook and that it sounded like a car had struck the tree or even an earthquake. The piece of the tree that was knocked off fell across the street and in front of the apartment building.

The tree is in front of Bell & Brigham law office at 457 Greene St. No buildings sustained significant damage, no vehicles were hit and no injuries were reported.

As of 11 p.m., all lanes of Greene Street were open.

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raul
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raul 03/04/12 - 06:41 pm
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Dead and diseased trees that

Dead and diseased trees that are the responsibility of the city are a lawsuit waiting to happen. Especially if they have already been identified as needing to be removed and haven't been. One call, that's all!

faithson
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faithson 03/04/12 - 07:14 pm
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Berry Smith years ago as our

Berry Smith years ago as our county ag man wanted to cut a bunch of these old trees down and replant, to bad we didn't follow his advise.

dichotomy
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dichotomy 03/04/12 - 11:16 pm
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Hard for 'em to see those

Hard for 'em to see those trees when they are locked up in them closed door meetings so much. Besides, there's nobody who's willing to pay them off to get the trees cut. And fear of being sued? They don't care. It's taxpayer money, it's free, and they can get more anytime with the stroke of a pen or by just twisting the TAX Appraiser's arm a little bit.

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