Monday, July 6, 2009

Tree warden helps the elm rise again; Stamford, CT

Tree warden helps the elm rise again - The Connecticut Post Online
Stamford has many trees, so few people would notice that the elm is missing.
It's a mighty tree that grows more than 80 feet tall with a 60-foot canopy, and lives 200 to 300 years.
Its history is as impressive as its measurements.
An elm was the first tree planted to shade a town square in what would become the United States. The colonists who planted it in Boston in 1646 named it the liberty tree. A century later, they met beneath it to plan how to fight British rule. It became such a symbol of resistance that, when the Revolutionary War began in 1775, the British chopped it down.

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