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Scottsboro community honors tree before it's removed

The tree was badly damaged last week during the severe storms.

Posted: Apr 10, 2018 7:35 PM
Updated: Apr 10, 2018 7:39 PM

A beloved landmark at Scottsboro High School will be removed because of severe storm damage.

After inspections from foresters and arborists, the Superintendent announced the 300-year-old Victory tree has to be removed from the front of the school.

Tuesday, the community held a ceremony honoring the oak tree and traditions around it.

Everyone there told us about how much it will be missed.

Students told us the tree represents tradition, so the school decided to hold the ceremony and invite people from the community to celebrate it one final time.

People there told WAAY 31 the tree was an unofficial mascot for the school.

Scottsboro City Schools Superintendent, Jose Reyes Jr., posted on Facebook that the school is looking to replace the Victory tree with another mature oak tree.

The tree will be removed Wednesday morning.

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