Tree dies after $50,000 move

Photo courtesy of Scott Griggs

A tree named Old Charles stood in the way of progress.

The city paid $50,000 in May 2016 to move the old oak tree from Seventh and Zang rather than having it cut down. The tree was in the way of a planned streetcar stop that apartment developer Alamo Manhattan is planning there.

City Councilman Scott Griggs announced today that the tree, which was more than 50 years old, has died. He says the tree was insured and that “replacement trees are being selected.”

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  • Guillermo Coleman

    How do you justify charging 113k to move a tree, and it still dies?