Claret Ash caves in wild weather

THE BIG CLEAN-UP: Mount Gambier City Council worker Michael Sharam chops up branches strewn across the Cave Gardens yesterday.

THE last remnants of the fallen 20-metre high Claret Ash tree at the Cave Gardens in Mount Gambier were removed yesterday by Mount Gambier City Council workers.

The historic 70-year-old tree – the largest in the Cave Gardens precinct – succumbed to wind gusts of more than 70kph on Sunday morning following a storm sweeping through the city on Saturday night.

Emergency services personnel quickly arrived on the scene at around 10.30am and

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