Treasure Island

Cecil Lees

The elm tree cut down in November 1971.

The tree that stood for many a day
That weathered the storms that made it sway
I’ve climbed your great trunk and looked far and wide
You majestic tree that none could hide
Many a bird has built its nest
Or stopped on its homeward way to rest.
Four hundred years you looked serene
A very long time to survey the scene.
And now at last I see you no more
I can’t hear the winds in your branches roar.
Dutch elm that dreaded disease
That has attacked so many trees
Has sent you to a terrible doom
I saw you fall, I saw you swoon
Goodbye great tree I’m so forlorn
Now that you are burnt and gone
But I will always think of you
As the greatest tree I ever knew.

Cecil Lees 1980

Submitted: Saturday, May 25, 2013
Edited: Friday, September 06, 2013

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This tree was destroyed because of Dutch elm disease it was 102 feet high and was 400 years old and stood in the grounds of the Old Farm House Hempstead Kent.

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