A 100-year-old tree in Mankato was uprooted in a storm Sunday night. | Buy Journal Photos

Storm knocks out 100-year-old tree

MANKATO — A 100-year-old cottonwood tree on the Eldon and JoAnn Doud farmstead was blown over in a storm Sunday night that damaged property from Smith and Osborne counties through Jewell County.
The tree stood more than 60 feet tall, is 5 feet and diameter and 15 feet around, said JoAnn Doud.
The farmstead is 81/2 miles northwest of Mankato. The Douds received nearly an inch of rain and more than 4 inches since Saturday, Eldon said.
“There was some hail the night before last around Mankato and Formoso. It took out a lot of wheat,” Eldon said.
High winds took out several buildings, and damaged roofs in the area.
The Douds’ big tree missed their home by 10 feet, JoAnn said.

For more on the loss of this tree and other storm damage, read reporter Tim Unruh’s story in Tuesday’s Salina Journal.

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