Giant tree stump makes way for new tree

BIG TASK: Mount Gambier City Council removed a three tonne tree stump from the Cave Gardens early this morning. Picture: BRITTANY DENTON

THE giant stump that was once the largest tree in the Cave Gardens precinct was removed this morning and will be replaced with a new tree on Monday.

The 20m high claret ash tree was split in two during extreme winds in late March with only the trunk of the 80-year-old tree left standing.

Mount Gambier City Council previously considered carving the stump into a public art piece but ultimately decided


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