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Mon Oct 1, 2018, 10:08 PM

Oregon Capitol's famous cherry trees may get the ax

SALEM ó The famous flowering cherry trees that bloom each spring in front of Oregonís Capitol may get the ax.

State officials say the treesí roots might be causing damage to the roof of the underground parking structure below and if so, the trees will need to be removed, The Statesman Journal reported.

The state Department of Administrative Services has hired a consultant to find out for sure and officials hope to have an answer by February, the newspaper said.

The double row of cherry trees has lined the mall since 1991, when the strip was excavated for the 1,200-space underground parking structure.

Read more: https://www.registerguard.com/news/20180930/oregon-capitols-famous-cherry-trees-may-get-ax

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