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Leaning tree in Washington Park will be used for river habitat

Washington Park's Leaning Tree is being cut up to use as part of an aquatic habitat after being...
Washington Park's Leaning Tree is being cut up to use as part of an aquatic habitat after being a victim of the wind on March 29, 2021.(David Graf)
Published: Mar. 30, 2021 at 7:17 PM CDT
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CASPER, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - The leaning spruce tree in Washington Park had become a community landmark in Casper. It seemed determined to never topple over despite many windy days.

The end came for the tree on Monday. The strong winds were just too much as it toppled to the ground.

The city had its forestry supervisor review the tree to see if it could be salvaged, but it was determined that the roots were too damaged to continue on in Washington Park.

People have flooded social media to voice how sad they are about the tree seeing its time end in Washington Park, but the tree will continue its life cycle.

City crews worked throughout the day to gather what remained of the tree and bring it to its new home. The tree will be cut into parts and used for an aquatic habitat as part of the Platte River Revival.

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