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Weeping European Beech
The Elms
Newport, Rhode Island
United States
Posted Sep 2, 2007
Photo by Robert Kendall

Though the eponymous elm trees of the estate were killed off by Dutch elm disease, a contingent of magnificent weeping beeches still dominates the property. Under its huge tentlike canopy, this tree bears remnants of graffiti in its bark—a language of wound and scar carried down the decades.

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