Magnolia Tree on Leflore County Courthouse Lawn May be Cut Down

The Leflore County Courthouse may lose one its four Magnolia Trees.

The Greenwood Garden Club came before the Leflore County Board of Supervisors last night to make requests about the landscaping needs of the courthouse.

One of the suggestions that was made is to possibly remove the Magnolia that is closet to the steps outside, citing that it could be safety hazard, and noting that the size of the tree takes a way from the overall beauty of the courthouse.

Sam Abraham, Leflore County District 1 Supervisor says, "It's too big, and it's in the way, and it takes away from the beauty of the courthouse. The Garden Club looked at it and felt the same way. All of us hate to cut a magnolia tree down, but as you can see it takes away, plus security issues, you can't see at night around it so I think it'll be a benefit to the whole community to do that."

Abraham says the county board is getting a second opinion before moving forward with any plans. They will contact the Department of Archives and History to make sure the County doesn't need permission to cut down the Magnolia.

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