The distinct skyline in front ofhas changed forever with the loss of a tree that had stood for decades in front of the house of worship.
Wind gusts Wednesday night knocked down the top of a tree estimated to be about 250 years old, according to Jim Gorman, who works in maintenace at the church. Workers from Mohr's Tree Service took the rest of the trunk down on Friday.
Gorman said that as the 300th anniversary of the church approaches, the church has plans to feature a section of the trunk in the lobby of the church with a timeline history of the church next to it.
"It's a shame — it was such a focal point and the skyline will never be the same," he said. "Lots of people would take their wedding pictures under that tree. But ... everything happens for a reason."