DNAInfo: Advocates aim to landmark Woodside tree
Local historians and community activists are looking to landmark a giant beech tree in Woodside that may have been planted more than 150-years ago.
The tree — which is taller than the 5-story building it stands next to — grows on what today is 63rd Street, between Woodside Avenue and Queens Boulevard.
According to Richard Hourahan, collections manager at the Queens Historical Society, some documents indicate that the tree may have been planted between the American Revolutionary War or Civil War period.
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