Work continues to save splitting LSU live oak

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Posted: Feb 17, 2014 12:39 PM by Russell Jones
Source: WBRZ

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BATON ROUGE - Arborists continued work Monday to try and save a live oak tree at LSU that's splitting in two.

Crews removed several limbs from the tree, which is located behind the Greek Amphitheatre in an area commonly known as the "Enchanted Forest."

Arborists said the tree's trunk was splitting due to the weight of its branches, and it's the second time they've had to trim the tree back. They plan to use rods and cables to hopefully stabilize it.

LSU's main campus has around 1,500 live oaks in its urban forest. They're cared for through a university endowment program.

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