Sagamore Hill Copper Beech trees
Sagamore Hill Copper Beech tree

In 1885, Theodore Roosevelt moved with his family to Sagamore Hill, their home in Oyster Bay, Long Island, NY. Because the area had been farmed fields, the Roosevelts had numberous trees planted on the grounds. One was a Copper Beech tree - called the "Cousins' Tree" because the extended family would gather beneath it - that was felled by a storm in the early 2000s. Some of the wood from this trees was made available to members of the Long Island Woodturners' Association, who agreed to make bowls and other turned objects from it. Half the proceeds from sale of these items will benefit the Sagamore Hill National Historical Site.

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