One of the dead trees at Cooper Creek Park that could endanger park patrons.
One of the dead trees at Cooper Creek Park that could endanger park patrons. Mike Owen mowen@ledger-enquirer.com
One of the dead trees at Cooper Creek Park that could endanger park patrons. Mike Owen mowen@ledger-enquirer.com

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