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Tree Planted By Teddy Roosevelt Cut Down

Tree Planted By Teddy Roosevelt Cut Down


WAY TO KEEP IT OPEN DURING RENOVATION WAS REDUCED SERVICE ON NIGHTS AND WEEKENDS. A PART OF LONG ISLAND’S HISTORY WAS REMOVED LIMB BY LIMB. IT WAS A TREE PLANTED BY TEDDY ROOSEVELT. Reporter: THIS GIANT TREE IS BEING CUT DOWN. ESTIMATED TO BE MORE THAN 120 YEARS OLD. THE TREE WAS DISEASE. 100 YEARS AGO TR DIED IN THIS HOUSE. WELL BEFORE THAT HE PLANTED THIS TREE. Reporter: TR, IS HOW TWEED ROOSEVELT REFERS TO HIS GREAT GRANDFATHER, THE 26th PRESIDENT. HE PLANTED THE TREE IN THE 1890’S. THE FAMILY ESTATE IN NASHAW THAT’S NOW A NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE. FOR MORE THAN A CENTURY THE TREE STOOD TALL, WELCOMING VISITORS. IT BREW BIG AND STRONG BUT LIKE TR IT COMES TO AN END. Reporter: EXPERTS STARTED CUTTING IT DOWN TUESDAY MORNING. THE TREE’S TRUNK WILL BE REMOVED ON JULY 1ST. TWEETHE LEGACY WILL LIVE ON. SAPLINGS WILL BE REPLANTED IN THE SAME SPOT WHILE THE WOOD WILL FIND OTHER USES. WE WILL TURN IT INTO FURNITURE AND OTHER THINGS, AND ONE OF THE THINGS WE ARE PLEASED TO DO IS MAKE BENCHES HERE FOR THE PARK SO PEOPLE CAN SIT IN IT. Reporter: THE HILL REOPENED AFTER A LONG FOUR YEAR RENOVATION. THE 28 ROOM MANSION WAS CONSIDERED TEDDY ROOSEVELT’S SUMMER WHITE HOUSE. THAT LUMBER FROM THE TREE WILL BE TAKEN TO URBAN SPECIALITY WOODS IN OYSTER BAY AND TURNED IN TO FURNITURE. I WONDER IF THERE WILL BE A MARKUP ON THAT. JUST A LITTLE BIT. COOL IS THAT ROUGH RIDER ACTION

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