Hamilton Tree and Landscape has been collaborating with the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in the evaluation of this Copper Beech tree and the many others that were planted along Challenger Drive in Woods Hole approximately 150 years ago. This Beech has been deemed unsafe due to its apparent decline and Hamilton Tree and Landscape has been contracted to safely remove it on Saturday, April 25th and Sunday, April 26th. The public is welcome to spectate from a safe distance.
A commemoration for this tree will be held on Memorial Day this year. Where the large, majestic Beech tree once stood, a new beech will be planted for everyone to enjoy for another 150 years.
Cape and Islands New Article:http://capeandislands.org/post/woods-hole-says-goodbye-old-friend
This online article also includes an audio clip that describes the major reason for the decline of this magnificent tree. The explanation is provided by David Salter, the Tree Division Manager here at HTL.