Trees downed by tornado to be replanted across Nashville
July 12, 2020
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — At least twice daily, large tree stumps scattered across Fisk Park are shadowed by a bowed baseball cage, bent swing sets and a dilapidated picnic pavilion.
The historied North Nashville park nestled off 25th Avenue North and Burch Street hasn't always looked that way.
Its grounds suffered a major blow when a deadly March 3 tornado swept across Nashville, destroying nearly everything in its path — including 120 of the park's long-standing trees.
"Only about 10 trees remain today," said Noni Nielsen, board president of the Nashville Tree Foundation, a non-profit t...