HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Today, city crews are tearing down a decades-old tree downtown at Big Spring Park. It’s a casualty of the weekend’s thunderstorms.
Joy McKee, Director of Huntsville’s Operation Green Team, says lightning struck the red oak tree sending bark more than 150 feet in the air.
The tree is more than 75 years old and stands behind the Museum of Art. City officials deemed the tree to be a safety hazard, so they are cutting it down.