Meadow’s last big oak lost in storm

Tree’s demise signals end to a storied chapter

ONCE MAJESTIC—The hundreds-year-old heritage oak tree at Fran Pavley Meadow next to Old Agoura bit the dust in a recent rainy wind storm. The tree stood as a centerpiece in the community’s long struggle to keep the meadow free from unwanted development. Photos by JOHN LOESING/Acorn Newspapers

An old oak tree, the deep-rooted symbol of Agoura Hills’ love for nature and commitment to the preservation of open space, fell to the ground in the Nov. 8 storm that swept through the area.

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