Herbie the Famous Elm tree of Yarmouth, Maine has been cut down. See the excellent TV video of the story.

The tree news story of the week has been about the demise of a veteran tree in Yarmouth, Maine.  It was probably the largest remaining American elm in New England, and one of the few big ones that has, until now, escaped the deadly Dutch elm disease.  This excellent TV video includes an interview with the 101 year old former town arborist who helped keep the tree alive for the past 50 years.