Damage, age add up to the end for chamber redwood


November 15, 2016

For many years, the redwood tree behind the Chamber of Commerce towered above the downtown area and served as the Sweet Home community’s Christmas tree.

Chris Jensen, Joe Horn and Dustin Ferebee of All Around Tree Care finished taking down the tree Sunday afternoon.

It had served as a Christmas tree until it burned some 15 years. The fire torched the south side of the tree. The south side of the trunk remained blackened where touched by fire.

Evidence of its history was plentiful.

“There’s a lot of Christmas lights up there,” Jensen said Sunday, pointing to a large black cable...

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