Calabasas tree hangs it up

OLD FRIEND—Workers pull down the remainder of the city’s “hanging tree” on July 20. Above, a look at the pervasive rot thatfinally doomed the old oak. Below right, the city’s Andrew Cohen-Cutler takes a piece of trunk across Calabasas Road to Calabasas Creek Park where it will be preserved for posterity. Courtesy of James Bozajian The renowned “hanging tree” in Old Town Calabasas is gone for good, replaced by a new tree where the old friend once stood.
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