85-year-old Darlington Oak Removed

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(Emily Rose Bennett/Staff) Gould Hegler (left) speaks with City of Augusta employee Kirby Frazier about the removal of a city-owned, 85-year-old Darlington Oak tree on Park Avenue with limbs that span nearly 40 yards and reach 60 feet high claimed to be structurally unsafe. "I opposed the tree coming down," Hegler said, who has lived on Park Avenue since 1964.
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(Emily Rose Bennett/Staff) Gould Hegler inspects the site where a city-owned, 85-year-old Darlington Oak tree on Park Avenue is being removed for being structurally unsafe. "I opposed the tree coming down," Hegler said, who has lived on Park Avenue since 1964.
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(Emily Rose Bennett/Staff) Augusta Engineering Department employee Joseph Hadden works on removing limbs from an 85-year-old Darlington Oak tree on Park Avenue on Wednesday, December 11, 2013.
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(Emily Rose Bennett/Staff) Augusta Engineering Department employee Joseph Hadden works on removing limbs from an 85-year-old Darlington Oak tree on Park Avenue on Wednesday, December 11, 2013.
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(Emily Rose Bennett/Staff) A fallen leaf of a Darlington Oak tree lies on the brick roadway of Park Avenue in Augusta on December 11, 2013.
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(Emily Rose Bennett/Staff) Augusta Engineering Department employee Joseph Hadden works on removing limbs from an 85-year-old Darlington Oak tree on Park Avenue on Wednesday, December 11, 2013.
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(Emily Rose Bennett/Staff) Tree limbs are removed from an 85-year-old Darlington Oak tree on Park Avenue in Augusta on Wednesday, December 11, 2013.
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(Emily Rose Bennett/Staff) Augusta Engineering Department employees Joseph Hadden (left) and Kirby Frazier work on removing limbs from an 85-year-old Darlington Oak tree on Park Avenue on Wednesday, December 11, 2013.
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(Emily Rose Bennett/Staff) Augusta Engineering Department employee Joseph Hadden works on removing limbs from an 85-year-old Darlington Oak tree on Park Avenue on Wednesday, December 11, 2013.
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(Emily Rose Bennett/Staff) Tree limbs are removed from an 85-year-old Darlington Oak tree on Park Avenue on Wednesday, December 11, 2013.
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(Emily Rose Bennett/Staff) Augusta Engineering Department employee Joseph Hadden works on removing limbs from an 85-year-old Darlington Oak tree on Park Avenue on Wednesday, December 11, 2013.
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(Emily Rose Bennett/Staff) Augusta Engineering Department employee Joseph Hadden works on removing limbs from an 85-year-old Darlington Oak tree on Park Avenue on Wednesday, December 11, 2013.
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(Emily Rose Bennett/Staff) Augusta Engineering Department employee Kirby Frazier works on removing limbs from an 85-year-old Darlington Oak tree on Park Avenue on Wednesday, December 11, 2013.
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(Emily Rose Bennett/Staff) Oak trees line Park Avenue in Augusta on Wednesday, December 11, 2013.

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