I say to cut away the section laying on the path -- achieving very important max wheelchair-accessibility -- and feature it as an opportunity to ... count the rings.
They should do the same thing with Andy Rooney .
My friend, YOU, are on a ROLL!
"A strict observance of the written laws is doubtless one of the high duties of a good citizen, but it is not the highest. The laws of necessity, of self-preservation, of saving our country when in danger, are of higher obligation. To lose our country by a scrupulous adherence to written law, would be to lose the law itself, with life, liberty, property and all those who are enjoying them with us; thus absurdly sacrificing the end to the means."
- Thomas Jefferson