What happened to the Karen Liebenthal memorial tree?
Sandusky Greenhouse manager Tom Speir provided the following response:
The tree in question was removed due to the regrading project at Lions Park.
At the time, we considered moving the tree, but it was too large for the city's tree spade (a machine moving trees), and the cost of hiring an outside firm with a larger spade would likely be more expensive than planting a new tree. In addition, as I recall, the tree was not a good specimen.
We are in possession of the granite memorial marker and will place it at the base of a new tree in the general vicinity of the one that was removed.
Now that the pathway has been completed, we can choose an appropriate spot for a new tree. I have a source for a 2 1/2" Dawn Redwood that could be planted yet this fall or in the spring. Also, I have been in contact with a member of the Liebenthal family to ensure the family's approval.