"Moses Cleaveland" Tree In Lakewood Is Brought Down

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(Lakewood) – What is likely the oldest tree in Lakewood has come down, a victim of old age and disease.

Lakewood’s “Moses Cleaveland Tree” is estimated to be between 250 and 300 years old.  It was named for the founder of Cleveland because the tree was a mature tree when Moses Cleaveland established the first settlement in this area in 1796.

 The Owner of the property, on Summit Avenue, decided it was time to have the historic tree cut down, because it’s rotting out, and there’s a possibility that in a strong storm, the tree could become uprooted, causing lots of damage.

(Photos by Mike Snyder/WTAM 1100)

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