Knox County looks to preserve trees at new forensic center location

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- Two Japanese maple trees at the new Knox County Regional Forensics Center are in the way of ongoing construction.

Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett hopes to preserve the trees and generate revenue by selling them in an online auction through Powell Auction & Realty.

"I've just decided see if we can auction them off. They're locally grown trees, so you won't have to acclimate them to the climate. They're very, very valuable - several thousand dollars worth of trees," says Burchett.

The auction ends May 19 at 6 PM, and the buyer must remove the trees by May 23.

Any proceeds will go toward the County's General Fund.


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