senseless destruction

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Quoted from The Minneapolis Star-Tribune (April 22, 2015):
Three days after being crowned the largest tree of its kind in the state, possibly in the nation, a towering jack pine near Mountain Iron MN, was felled by a logger making room for a $40 million expansion of US Steel’s Minntac mine—an expansion already put on hold.
“It’s somewhat of a tragedy,” said Dale Irish, the longtime Mountain Iron resident who until recently owned the land where the champion tree stood. He said it would have been crowned national champ, too.

But just after a state Department of Natural Resources forester measured the tree, Irish closed on a deal to sell the land to US Steel. The loggers came the next day.


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1 Response to “senseless destruction”

  1. May 26, 2015 at 10:11 am

    What does one expect when selling a property like that to a party like that?

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