Brazos County officials vote to remove century-old cedar tree

BRYAN, Tex. (KBTX) -- Brazos County officials are removing the 178-year-old cedar tree in front of the Brazos County Courthouse.

Earlier this month, specialists with the Texas A&M Forest Service suggested the county remove it because the roots were barely hanging on and there is only one limb that is still alive.

The cedar tree survived several moves around the county, but officials say it now poses a risk to the public. The Texas A&M Forest Service collected seedlings from the tree, and hope to have some viable trees to plant in the future.