Preserving History from Fallen Capitol Park Trees

Thursday, March 2, 2017

(Sacramento) – Recent storms toppled 3 historic trees first planted in Capitol Park in May 1897 to honor Civil War veterans. Assemblyman Ken Cooley (D-Rancho Cordova) says a crane was brought in to remove the huge trees and massive stumps. “This tree that we are seeing hauled away…this was one of the earliest trees honoring American veterans here in Capitol Park. So, we’re preserving that,” said Assemblyman Cooley. Watch the crews and crane work to dismantle and remove one of the trees from Capitol Park in this Assembly Access video.