Death of a Tree

(Gazette Photo by Rebeca Oliveira) Workers begin taking down an over 100-year-old oak at the Arborway and Dunning Street in Forest Hills on March 1. The tree was fatally damaged last fall by wood thieves seeking rare burl wood, and the state Department of Conservation and Recreation recently decided to cut it before it fell down.

(Gazette Photo by Rebeca Oliveira) Workers begin taking down an over 100-year-old oak at the Arborway and Dunning Street in Forest Hills on March 1. The tree was fatally damaged last fall by wood thieves seeking rare burl wood, and the state Department of Conservation and Recreation recently decided to cut it before it fell down.

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