The last of them

I live in Montpelier, Vermont, a city with a 300 acre wooded, hilly park right in the middle of our town. We are so fortunate. Old photos show that as late as 1900 it was almost 100% bare of trees—thanks to the high price of wool in the late 1800s—with stone walls threading their ways across the landscape. The areas along the walls were somewhat protected from grazing so some trees grew in the fencerows. This old maple is the last significant remains of one of those fencerows, one that I can easily trace in old photographs.

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If I may, here is a view of the same area from 1870s showing the fencerow where this stump still remains.

Cool history there, John. Nice!