The Big-tooth Aspen in New Ipswich is no longer a contender for the Big Tree program

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This tree is located at the junction of 103 Smithville Road and Fox Farm Road, My neighbor nominated it for the NH Big Tree Program. It’s circumference at 4.5 feet was 184 inches. However it was rotten and threaten the owner’s home and garage. It had already dropped a branch which knocked out our power for a few hours.

It’s been a landmark on our street for as long as I’ve lived for and it’s strange to see it gone.

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With a circumference of 184 inches, this big-toothed aspen was a contender for the NH Big Tree program. Sadly it was missing it’s middle.
dead tree
The tree was in decline for many years and recently it had dropped a branch knocking out power.
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Cracks in the tree showed that it would have split in two taking out the garage, part of the house and all the power lines. The photo doesn’t really show how big this thing is.
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3 thoughts on “The Big-tooth Aspen in New Ipswich is no longer a contender for the Big Tree program

  1. Reminds me of the historic Children’s Oak on Manley Road, cur down without notice when it should have been preserved. It’s hollow center was big enough for four kids to climb inside and play.

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    1. Billy, that’s Greg and Kate’s house and tree. The tree was a time bomb, severely rotted and a hazard to them and motorists traveling into Smithville. It’s location was such it couldn’t be let to come down on its own time.

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