300-year-old tree struck by lightning in DeLand cut down

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300-year-old tree struck by lightning cut down

DELAND, Fla. - Crews in DeLand took down a big, historic tree that was struck by lightning in August.

Most of the branches of the 200-to-300-year-old tree hung over U.S. 17-92 in the median near the intersection of Dodge Avenue.

Lanes were closed as workers removed the tree.

A circumference section of the tree will be cut and given to the City of DeLand for historical purposes.