The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


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Bill Wells, part-owner of Cascade Properties, the new owners of the Gaines Estate in Fayetteville, stands near a white oak tree on the property. While surveying the property for damage after the June 29 derecho, he discovered a large crack at the tree’s base. He’s now trying to save the tree, estimated to be anywhere from 200 to 400 years old.