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By Jake Goodrick
Gillette News Record Via Wyoming News Exchange 

Twin spruce trees removed from front of Twin Spruce school

 

January 6, 2022

Mike Moore, Gillette News Record

Mark Porter of AC Tree Service climbs one of the spruce trees outside of Twin Spruce Junior High School after cutting the majority of the limbs off the morning of Monday, Dec. 27. The 87-year-old trees that provided the name for the junior high school were removed because of poor health.

GILLETTE - After 87 years of standing above Gillette Avenue, the two spruce trees that towered in front of Twin Spruce Junior High School for decades are gone.

A tree-removal crew took down the two ailing trees over the course of Dec. 27 and 28, clearing the way for the two replacement trees planted in 1998 to carry on the school's namesake.

"I loved those trees, they were part of the school...for 87 years," said David Foreman, principal of Twin Spruce from 1990-2014. "All good things, sometimes, have to come to an end and according to the experts, they weren't going to last long."

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