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Part of centuries-old tree comes down in Herkimer

By JASON POWLES

HERKIMER, N.Y. (WKTV) - A large part of a tree took down power lines in Herkimer, leaving numerous residents in the dark Wednesday night and it happens to be a pretty well-known tree in the area.

Many folks believe the tree is roughly 300 years old and perhaps the oldest tree in the Village of Herkimer.

Toby Maser is a the President of the Board of Trustees at Temple Beth Joseph where the tree stands. She says her family spent many afternoons under that special tree.

"It was just a wonderful, welcoming place in Herkimer," Maser said. "A lot of people always sat under it and admired it and now part of it's gone and its devastating."

The damage does not appear to be bad enough though to have the tree removed.

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