Champion cottonwood gets a second chance

Update! The Leland Champion Tree group is seeking donations to help with the cost of professional analysis of the tree!

Leland champion cottonwoodThe Traverse City Record-Eagle reports that the Leelanau County Road Commissioners voted unanimously to rescind a motion calling for the huge white poplar to be taken down in January.

Leland resident Jim Carpenter said the preservation group hired three experts to examine the tree and will present written results to the road commission before the end of January. He said members will accept the results of those independent studies, even if they say the tree should come down.

Read Trees life, limbs spared in the Record-Eagle.

Photo credit: Champion by Andrew McFarlane.

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