Vandals have pulled the core sections from a ring of a redwood tree displayed at the Hughson Arboretum and Gardens, a parklike setting which Margaret Sturtevant first began planting in 1994. It took an act of Congress to remove the redwood tree from Humboldt County after a flood in 1964 washed away two bridges on Highway 101. The road had to be rerouted and the tree felled, a slab of it making its way to a farm in Hughson before being moved to the arboretum. By pulling the core pieces out, Clark said it will be virtually impossible to count the rings to determine the tree’s age.
Vandals have pulled the core sections from a ring of a redwood tree displayed at the Hughson Arboretum and Gardens, a parklike setting which Margaret Sturtevant first began planting in 1994. It took an act of Congress to remove the redwood tree from Humboldt County after a flood in 1964 washed away two bridges on Highway 101. The road had to be rerouted and the tree felled, a slab of it making its way to a farm in Hughson before being moved to the arboretum. By pulling the core pieces out, Clark said it will be virtually impossible to count the rings to determine the tree’s age. Jeff Jardine jjardine@modbee.com
Vandals have pulled the core sections from a ring of a redwood tree displayed at the Hughson Arboretum and Gardens, a parklike setting which Margaret Sturtevant first began planting in 1994. It took an act of Congress to remove the redwood tree from Humboldt County after a flood in 1964 washed away two bridges on Highway 101. The road had to be rerouted and the tree felled, a slab of it making its way to a farm in Hughson before being moved to the arboretum. By pulling the core pieces out, Clark said it will be virtually impossible to count the rings to determine the tree’s age. Jeff Jardine jjardine@modbee.com

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