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

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Posted at 6:37 PM, Feb 13, 2013
and last updated 2013-02-14 00:11:07-05

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.