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Twin spruce trees removed from front of Twin Spruce school

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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