BOWLING GREEN, OH – December 4, 2019 – The Wood County Commissioners, Doris Herringshaw, Craig LaHote, and Ted Bowlus are pleased to announce the planting of a new Heritage Oak tree on the east lawn of the Wood County Courthouse. All expenses for the new tree were paid by a donor. North Branch Nursery in Pemberville worked with Steve Blausey, Wood County Facilities Director, to complete the planting.
In April of this year, two prominent oak trees that had grown in that location for nearly 100 years, were removed due to declining health and out of caution for people, vehicles, and the Courthouse. As part of the tree removal, viable sections of the tree trunks were salvaged, sawed into lumber, and are currently being dried. While there is no immediate plan for use of this lumber, it will be saved for future projects of importance to Wood County.
The Commissioners extend their sincere thanks to the donor, and are pleased to begin the next 100 years with an oak tree in this location.
For additional information, please contact Andrew S. Kalmar, Wood County Administrator.