Marsden Perry http://ripr.org en More Than Century-Old Elm Tree Comes Down at John Brown House http://ripr.org/post/more-century-old-elm-tree-comes-down-john-brown-house <p>A historic tree on the grounds of the John Brown House in Providence was cut down Monday.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>Early in the morning a tree crew armed with a chain saw lopped off the top third of the 108-year-old elm. A crane carefully lowered the piece to the ground.&nbsp; The American elm on the grounds of the John Brown House fell victim to a fatal canker, according to Rhode Island Historical Society grounds keeper Ed Desjarlais.</p> Mon, 11 Mar 2013 16:02:33 +0000 Flo Jonic 11720 at http://ripr.org More Than Century-Old Elm Tree Comes Down at John Brown House