A few days ago, part of a tree on the grounds fell and they had to take down the rest. And it seems another one is coming down, too. This will make six in the past six years that have been lost in this vicinity. If the county doesn't start taking care of them, they'll lose the one thing that distinguishes them from thousands of other courthouses throughout the country.
Here are some pix I took earlier this week. First one is the stump. See my shadow as I hold up my camera to take the shot?
Here's a better view of the stump. It's about five-six feet wide.
Here's the stump from a few yards away. The courthouse is to the left, in the background.
And this is the tree that's doomed. They say it can't be saved so down it will come. Sigh.