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Sagamore Hill tree planted by President Theodore Roosevelt cut down

A chain saw buzzed through a tree next to Theodore Roosevelt’s home at Sagamore Hill Tuesday, signaling the end of a 125-year-old copper beech planted by the former president. Tweed Roosevelt, great-grandson of the president and chief executive of the Theodore Roosevelt Association, said the association plans to save wood from the trunk to make park benches that will be installed at Sagamore Hill. The association is also looking at using the wood to make replicas of furniture found at the house. (Credit: Howard Schnapp)

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