Georgia Military College to remove Liberty Tree
MILLEDGEVILLE, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT)- Georgia Military College is removing its 99 year-old Liberty Tree.
The tree was planted in 1921, to honor the memory of soldiers who fought in WWI.
The Vice President for Engineering Services at GMC, Jeff Gray, explained why they are removing the tree, “We’ve been treating this tree for more than five years and it’s just before it gets unsafe.”
Gray says he wants to make sure students from St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church and GMC are safe.
He knows how important the tree is to the college, and the impact it will have.
Crews will remove the tree Tuesday morning. The wood will be used to make benches.
GMC has not set a date to when a new tree will be planted, but says it will be sometime next year.