'Jackson' magnolia, planted in 1828, is cut down.

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    The Daily Mail article shows a photo of the triple trunk. In hindsight, it looks as if earlier intervention may have protected the tree. The mention of the cement packing is misleading. It was commonly done last mid century, although probably never all that effective. And likely not all that injurious. A little alkaline, but generally inert. 200 years is a good long life. Some of the reportage is that it will be cut back rather than cut down. That might be viable.
     

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