“Think of everything this tree has seen in Evanston,” said John Lionberger (left) as he watched workers take down the burr oak tree in his courtyard at 1730 Hinman Ave. Sandy Siepka (center) estimated the tree was 275 years old, dating back to about 1750. She and husband Ian Savage (right), who moved from the condo building six years ago, returned to watch. “It was one of the main attractions when I moved here in 1990,” said Savage. His wife remembered how their baby daughter played beneath the tree in an inflatable pool. The tree died after developing root rot and was cut down by Sunrise Tree Care. The condo board hopes to plant a new one soon. (Photo by Richard Cahan)
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Thank you for further “memorializing”, Richard. It was a very sad day.