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Thursday, March 22, 2018

Lakewood's 250-Year-Old Moses Cleaveland Tree Gets Cut Down

Posted By on Thu, Mar 22, 2018 at 11:51 AM

For more than 250 years the Moses Cleaveland tree has stood watch over Lakewood's Summit Avenue, as generations of humans and critters alike have marveled at the white oak's grandeur. But just recently the city decided it was time to remove the tree thanks to substantial decay and rot.

This morning, crews have carefully began to remove the tree, bringing out plenty of spectators wanting to pay their respects.

The historic Moses Cleaveland tree, so named as it's been around since Cleveland's founder first arrived on its shores, has been a part of David Norton's family for six generations, sitting on their property. He told WKYC 3 that many folks have shared their memories of the tree with him.

Witness video of the tree's final hours right here, via Fox 8 News.

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