GOODBYE, GOOD TREE

Photo courtesy of Maine Today.

This tree, a.k.a. “Herbie”, was cut down today in Maine. Over 110 feet tall and 230 years old, Herbie succumbed to Dutch Elm disease and it was decided the tree was a hazard and could no longer be maintained. The tree’s guardian is 101 years old. Read the full story here.

See also my posts about live oaks and Christmas trees

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2 responses to “GOODBYE, GOOD TREE

  1. Oh, that makes me so sad… I wish they had found a way to save it somehow…

    • I know. When I was a little girl, I grew up on a street in NH that had towering elm trees up and down the street on both sides. Then when I was around 8, the Dutch Elm disease struck and they had to cut them ALL down. Very few elms left anywhere in New England. Herbie was a special tree. However, they did give the wood to artisans in Maine to make some special things from it. So, the tree lives on! Thanks for commenting. 🙂

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