Arborist Cody Woelfle sets up the top of the poisoned Douglas fir off Elliston Street at 1020 Tattersall Dr.

VIDEO: Poisoned tree taken down, still a mystery

The Davey Tree Expert Company cut down a poisoned Douglas fir tree as a gesture of goodwill on Wednesday on (Nov. 26)



The mystery of a poisoned Douglas fir along Elliston Street may never be solved, at least on paper, but the tree itself is no more as it came down on Wednesday (Nov. 26). The tree was felled as a gesture of goodwill by the Davey Tree Expert Company, a job they estimated at $1,800.

The crew leader said the fir was extremely hard, petrified almost, and dulled the chainsaw teeth at an abnormally fast rate.

The fir died earlier this year following a strange incident, where someone bored holes into its base and inserted poison, then capped off each hole.