WLTZ Gets a Potential Danger Removed From a Columbus park

The main trunk of the tree was in danger of falling creating a potential for serious harm.

After less than a week and a series of First News reports on Cooper Creek park in Columbus the city takes action to remove a potential danger to the public.

A tall tree right next to a popular walking trail, not far from the entrance of the park, right off Milgen road behind the popular tennis complex, had been dying for several years.

Rotten Limbs had been falling on or near the walking trail below.

The main trunk of the tree was in danger of falling creating a potential for serious harm.

WLTZ’s Don Hammond spotted the danger and alerted city officials.

Less than a week later the city agreed the tree was rotten, declared it a danger and cut it down along with another tree on the opposite end of the park our Don Hammond identified as a threat to the public.

The city also says if you have a similar situation with a dangerously dead tree to give the city forestry department a call.

They will come and check it out and if it’s an immediate threat they will take action right then.

However, if the tree still has some life and can wait awhile they will add it to the long list of others they need to get to which could several month.