Historic Red Bluff tree to be removed

Jul 16, 2014 2:45 PM by News Staff

State Officials announced Wednesday the historic oak tree at the Adobe State Historic Park in Red Bluff has to be removed. On Sunday morning the tree lost a majority of its limbs, causing significant damage to buildings in the park.

The 350-400 year old valley oak has been examined by a state forester and has been determined to have rot in the remaining stump that has caused some safety concerns.

Officials understand the significance this tree has to the Red Bluff community and say the tree will not immediately come down. Community members will be given an opportunity to grieve and voice their suggestions on what should be done with the wood.

Preliminary ideas allowing the tree to be incorporated into the park in the future include having the tree stump fenced off and displays showing pictures of the tree in its glory days.


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