Sunday, January 17, 2010


Some local news:

YARMOUTH — Residents and tree lovers are expected to flock to the usually quiet corner of East Main Street and Yankee Drive on Jan. 18 to say goodbye to Herbie.

That's the day Herbie, the largest American elm tree in New England, is scheduled to be cut down after a long battle with Dutch elm disease. The process is expected to take two days.

The tree is more than 230 years old and 110 feet tall.


Monica said...

It's just sad. And I feel really badly for the gentleman who's been taking care of the tree for so long.

Casco Bay Soap Co. said...

It is all very sad.
But Herbie lives another day. Due to an unexpected amount of snowfall (over a foot) all events are postponed until Tuesday.

sproutsandsweetpeas said...

Wow that's a wonderful, beautiful tree. What will they be doing with the wood? Even in the sadness of his removal, what a great opportunity for the local craftspeople to work with the wood from him. Since the removal could not be helped what a great historic fundraising opportunity