City: Tree that killed woman was decayed 10 Jul 13

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) – City leaders in a Twin Cities suburb are

asking for citizen help to spot old, decaying trees before they become

a hazard.


The city has acknowledged the tree that fell and killed 56-year-old

Nina MacKay last Friday was compromised by decay. But in this case,

there were no outwards signs the tree was a problem. MacKay was

walking her dogs when the basswood tree snapped and fell on her. She

died at the scene.


KMSP-TV says a memorial around a cross at the site continues to grow.

A funeral service for MacKay is scheduled for Saturday.



Information from: KMSP-TV,