DERRY , N.H., Sept. 29 (UPI) -- A piece of American literary history fell Saturday as the 50-foot maple tree that inspired budding poet Robert Frost was cut down.
The aging tree was in danger of falling on the New Hampshire farm house where Frost lived in the early 1900s and honed the writing skills that would lead to four Pulitzer prizes and a reputation as one of the United States’ greatest writers.
The Boston Globe said a chainsaw was at the ready as scholars and other Frost fans held a ceremony that included readings of works likely inspired by the maple.
The poem “Tree at My Window” is considered to be a homage to that particular tree.
Frost died 44 years ago and asked that the farm in Derry be preserved.