Horseshoe Cottage Copper Beech

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In 1820, to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the Pilgrims landing at Plymouth Rock, a nearly 50-year old Copper Beech tree was dug up in England, transported to America, and planted on the shore of Lake Ronkonkoma on Long Island, New York. The nearby house was called Horseshoe Cottage.

Sadly, the tree died in 2014. It had to be taken down in the Fall of 2015, because its huge branches overhung and threatened both a nearby house and a major road. This bowl was made from a branch of the Horseshoe Cottage Copper Beech. (Photo courtesy of Google Earth street view.)

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