The Transylvania Times -

By Derek McKissock
News Editor 

Official: No Decision On Courthouse Tree - Brevard, NC


April 12, 2018

Derek McKissock

The county is planning to make repairs to the courthouse bell tower, with the fate of the spruce tree unclear.

No decision has been made yet on the fate of the large Norwegian spruce tree that sits in front of the courthouse in downtown Brevard, according to County Manager Jaime Laughter.

"We are working on a project to secure the courthouse bell tower," Laughter said Tuesday. "As part of that work, we must evaluate access to safely conduct the work and, while doing so, are also evaluating the landscaping.

"We know some landscaping will need to come out in order to access with scaffolding and equipment necessary to do the work. We have contractors, including landscaping and arborist profession...

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