Local News

Wind Takes Out Noted Garner Tree

Posted May 7, 2007 1:58 p.m. EDT

— A tree that local residents consider the oldest oak in town came crashing down over the weekend in high winds.

The tree was located on Fayetteville Road, just south of the U.S. Highway 401-U.S. Highway 70 split.

Part of the tree was lost two weeks ago during severe weather, and Sunday's gusting winds took out most of the rest. Arborists said the tree was dead and needed to come down anyway.

According to local lore, a Civil War general once napped under the tree.