The congregation of the Magnolia United Church said goodbye to a giant maple tree this week.
Church leaders say the old maple was dying and becoming a safety risk. They held a prayer service around the giant tree last Sunday.
The tree parts were taken to the Meyer Wells Company in Interbay. They are known for helping people preserve a piece of their favorite trees. "Humans have a really strong connection to trees," said John Wells, president of Meyer Wells. "Especially if they grew up with them or have lived around them for a while."
Part of the this tree will become a maple table for the entry area at the church. Meyer Wells recently made a table and bench from a salvaged walnut tree for the Magnolia Library.
(Thanks for the pics Julie!)
KING TV also did a story on the maple tree and you can see it here.