This tree has endured so much last last couple of years. It survived the wind storm of 2012. The roots were coming out of the ground like something was alive underneath it. However after the first big snow storm of 2012, with the leaves still on the tree the weight brought down the branches.
More branches were broken and so it was decided that it would be best to take the tree down. It was the perfect shade tree for the playground and we will be sad to see it go, but thankful no one was injured by the branches that fell and have already been cleaned up.