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Railroad removes dead tree following 2 On Your Side report

5 months 5 days 22 hours ago Tuesday, October 29 2019 Oct 29, 2019 October 29, 2019 6:19 PM October 29, 2019 in News
Source: WBRZ

BATON ROUGE - A tree that has caused two years of worry for a homeowner was removed Tuesday afternoon.

Kim Gardiner first contacted 2 On Your Side in early September about the dead tree looming over his backyard. The tree is between his fence and Kansas City Southern Railroad tracks. Last Monday, Gardiner spoke of his concerns with 2 On Your Side. After the story aired on WBRZ, crews started getting to work on removing it from the area.

"The day after, we had a guy from the railroad come out and then two guys from Entergy that same next day," Gardiner said.

Crews have been working since last week to develop a plan to move the tree. Tuesday they removed three dead trees from KCS property and cleaned up the overgrown area.

As Gardiner watched the crew work to get the job done, two years of worry washed away.

"It was great," he said. "It takes the worry out of crashing on my property, but more than that it takes the worry out of it crashing on some train."

Gardiner hopes that in the future KCS will pay more attention to its property and maintain the area.

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