This large Bur Oak, near the railroad tracks on Spurr Rd., will be taken down on Friday by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet,  in Lexington, Ky., Wednesday, February 19, 2014. The Bur Oak tree has been evaluated by a certified arborist and the assessment revealed that the tree growth has been declining for the past ten years. The tree is a historic landmark tree and approximately 300 years old but is being removed as a safety preventative measure. Photo by Charles Bertram | Staff
This large Bur Oak, near the railroad tracks on Spurr Rd., will be taken down on Friday by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, in Lexington, Ky., Wednesday, February 19, 2014. The Bur Oak tree has been evaluated by a certified arborist and the assessment revealed that the tree growth has been declining for the past ten years. The tree is a historic landmark tree and approximately 300 years old but is being removed as a safety preventative measure. Photo by Charles Bertram | Staff Herald-Leader
This large Bur Oak, near the railroad tracks on Spurr Rd., will be taken down on Friday by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, in Lexington, Ky., Wednesday, February 19, 2014. The Bur Oak tree has been evaluated by a certified arborist and the assessment revealed that the tree growth has been declining for the past ten years. The tree is a historic landmark tree and approximately 300 years old but is being removed as a safety preventative measure. Photo by Charles Bertram | Staff Herald-Leader

State to cut down 300-year-old bur oak tree leaning across Spurr Road

February 19, 2014 1:54 PM

More Videos

  • John Hunt Morgan statue taken down by crane

    Just past midnight Oct. 18, the statue of John Hunt Morgan was lifted by crane onto a flat-bed semi truck. The statue was one of two controversial Confederate monuments removed by the city of Lexington.