Decaying tree caused woman's death

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Jul 10, 2013 at 7:49 am

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) City leaders in Eden Prairie 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.

A memorial around a cross at the site continues to grow. A funeral service for MacKay is scheduled for Saturday.

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