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Located on the original grant of Gamaliel Beaman, who settled in Lancaster in 1659, was the Beaman Oak, a large red oak tree (Quercus rubra). Once the largest of its kind in Massachusetts, the circumference of the tree at its base was 31 feet and, at 5 feet above the ground, 19 feet. The height was 73 feet and the branch spread was 75 feet. The tree, along present-day Route 117, had to be removed in 1989 because its rotting parts created a danger to those in the surrounding area.
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Published in: Images of America, Lancaster / Heather Maurer Lennon. Charleston, SC ; Chicago IL ; Portsmouth NH ; San Francisco CA. : Arcadia Publishing, 2001
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- Beaman Oak. 1850-1989. Retrieved from the Digital Public Library of America, https://ark.digitalcommonwealth.org/ark:/50959/02871k85x. (Accessed December 12, 2018.)
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