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It’s said that all Weeping Beech trees in the US are descended from the one that once stood here in the Queens town of Flushing, New York. Being the very first of its species to grow in the US, it was brought from Belgium and planted in 1847 by Samuel Bowne Parsons, a local nursery owner who famously provided Central Park and Prospect Park with many of its original trees. In 1966, it was made the first living landmark in New York City, but unfortunately died in 1998.

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