Maple tree on Robert Frost’s Derry farm to be cut down

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By next weekend, a century-old maple tree that is said to have inspired the poet Robert Frost on his Derry, New Hampshire farm will be a thing of the past.

Frost farm caretakers say the tree is so rotted it’s become a hazard and likely would not make it through another winter.

The tree removal has been scheduled for next Saturday, September 29 so people can watch it come down.

The tree is the last of half a dozen original maple trees on the property. Pieces of it will be given to artisans and crafters and some will be sold at the farm. Some wood chips will be given to power plants. A new tree will be planted in the spring.

Frost lived on the 30-acre farm, purchased by his grandfather, from 1900 to 1911.

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