Indiana county’s courthouse tower tree getting checkup

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GREENSBURG, Ind. (AP) — Checking on the health of a tree growing from the courthouse clock tower in southeastern Indiana’s Decatur County was among the reasons crews dangled from a crane to inspect the 154-year-old building.

County Commissioner Rick Nobbe says this week’s assessment will give officials information on short- and long-term repairs needed for the courthouse in downtown Greensburg.

The Greensburg Daily News reports the present-day courthouse tree appeared about a century ago. It has long been a symbol and tourist attraction for the community.

Commissioners President John Richards says the tree evaluation will cost about $1,800 of the $50,000 building assessment. He says the tree checkup is an important part of project. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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