Workers from Floyd’s Tree Service removed trees from the Boys and Girls Club office on Cherokee Road Thursday. | Alison James
Workers from Floyd’s Tree Service removed trees from the Boys and Girls Club office on Cherokee Road Thursday. | Alison James

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And then there were none

Published 10:40am Friday, July 12, 2013

Boys and Girls Club trims troublesome trees outside administrative office

Branches, trunks and stumps littered the front lawn of the Boys and Girls of the Lake Martin Area Administrative Office yesterday as four large trees saw their demise.

Floyd’s Tree Service was dispatched to take down the trees gracing the lawn on Cherokee Road after a recurring problem of trees falling.

“One already fell on our bus and totaled it, and we had another fall on the Administrative Office building,” said Teen Center Director Jenifer Smith. “We’re just trying to get them down before any more accidents happen. We definitely want to keep our kids safe.”

Damaging winds tore a large limb from a tree March 18 and dropped it on the club’s 15 passenger van, crushing the roof and knocking out windows.

Another van was donated by the Alexander City Housing Authority, but it was about three months late when another storm slammed a tree into the office roof.

The damage June 17 left a hole in the roof over the attic but didn’t affect the interior of the building.

“All the teens were here, we were inside, and I don’t really know what happened,” said executive director Melissa Reynolds. “They were watching a movie, and all of a sudden, wham. Being old, when that wind blew, it just blew the tree down. It just sounded like a great big crunch. It shook the house.”

 

 

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