The tree died five years ago, but its trunk was kept intact as a reminder of the facility's heritage.
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CHANDLER, AZ - A cottonwood tree believed to have been planted before Arizona became a state didn't survive a recent storm.
Chandler Lone Tree Golf Club owner Greg Avant says the tree on the course died about five years ago, but its trunk was kept intact as a reminder of the facility's heritage.
The Arizona Republic reports that wind and rain from a weekend storm, along with what appeared to be a bee infestation combined to topple the tree on Friday.
The tree was the namesake of the golf club, set up on land that previously was a potato farm.
The staff is asking golfers for their opinions on what to do with the wood from the tree and whether the 113-year-old tree should be replaced.
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