The following is a Letter to the Editor in the Feb. 23, 2010, Tomahawk Leader. There also is a story in this week's issue of the Leader about the decision to cut down the tree and how a portion of its truck will serve as a bit of history. The newspaper is available at newsstands or by calling 715-453-2151. There is also an Online Edition available by subscription by going to www.tomahawkleader.com
The letter states:
We are really going to miss that majestic white pine tree that set the stage for our local waterski show. We heard they cut it down for the ski tournament.
Whoever made the decision to cut it down should not make any more decisions. Such logic would have us clear cut the trees in Bradley Park for it would be easier to walk through the park without all those trees in the way.
Scuf Theiler (and William Bradley)