"Once we get the danger down, we will try to let pedestrians through," Allen said.
The tilting tree has been the subject of concern for several years, Allen said, and with the drought, the situation has gotten worse. Although the felling is being done at short notice, his department decided to go ahead before somebody got hurt, Allen said. The wood will be given to the work crew members, he said.
The library will be open as usual, director Loretta Crenshaw said.