City family no longer threatened by tree

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Posted: July 9, 2013

The Winchester Star

Nathan Ayers of Romney, W.Va., takes a breather after cutting out the top of a nearly 100-foot spruce tree that was then lowered to the ground by a crane in Winchester on Monday. The tree, although healthy, was blown into a leaning position during the June 2012 derecho and was threatening to destroy a home if it fell. (Photo by Jeff Taylor/The Winchester Star)
SkyView Tree Experts employees drag branches to a chipper from a spruce tree that was cut down in pieces and lowered by crane on Academy Circle in Winchester Monday.

WINCHESTER — Jim Rhodes no longer has to worry about a 100-foot Norway spruce crashing down on his house.

Rhodes, 63, has lived at 714 Academy Circle near West Cork Street since 1984. When he and his…

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