LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- One of the oldest trees in downtown Louisville has been cut down after reaching the end of its life. 

"It started to lose some limbs in a pretty regular fashion, and so we were told by several arborists that it was time for it to come down," said Heath Seymour, with Vital Sites.

Seymour says the Pin Oak outside the Brennan House on South 5th St. is believed to be between 110 and 140 years old. 

Crews felled the tree Wednesday morning. 

"Things like this help us to look back, and to remember the things that have come before us," Seymour said.

Now that the tree has been cut down, its rings will be analyzed to determine its exact age. 

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