Contractor goofs, cuts down 140-year-old D.C. Ginko tree

Posted on: 6:37 pm, February 13, 2013, by , updated on: 12:11am, February 14, 2013

WASHINGTON (WTVR) —  A tree in one of the country’s most well-known landmarks has been mistakenly cut down.

A contractor for the National Park Service turned a 140-year-old healthy Ginko tree into a stump, when he was supposed to cut down a dead ash tree located in a completely different location of downtown D.C.

The park service said it is incomprehensible how that could happen — and is working with the company to possibly seek damages.