We received this tree from a 3rd generation tobacco farmer in Caswell County, NC. He told us that his grandfather had gone into the woods with his mule to carry out young maple saplings that he dug and wrapped in burlap, to proudly plant in front of his new house. That was ~1920. In Nov 2011 this tree had grown so large as to encroach upon the house and had to be removed. His loss, our treasure!
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