This photo shows neighbor Janie Barrera at 228 Washington St. standing in front of what was left of a very large red oak tree that for decades had shaded her entire front garden. The trunk was several feet in diameter. Janie said she was standing on the front porch on the morning of April 24, the day before the King William Fair, when the tree just leaned over and almost blocked the entire street. Unfortunately, it also fell on one end and corner of her porch and home. Luckily the limbs blocking the street were removed in time to set up Fair booths along the curb, and the remains made quite a show for passing Fair visitors the next day.
Janie plans to have furniture made from most of the wood, including a long table from the trunk.