July 24, 2021
Professional arborists use a bucket truck to fell the nearly 200-year-old Overcup Oak tree. It is probably the oldest witness tree of its kind, telling the town's development from a handful of people in 1823 to a town poised for the Silver Line of the Washington Metro system.
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Nearly 200-year-old witness tree 'struggled' and obstructed sight triangle quadrant to the intersection.
In 1823, an acorn from an Overcup Oak tree sent up a shoot at what is now the corner of Elden and Center Streets in the Town of Herndon.