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Today, all that remains of Flushing's famous 151-year old weeping beech tree is a stump, after park officials declared it dead a few years ago. It was planted by Samuel Bowne Parsons who brought back a shoot from Belgium in 1847. It was in a park at the end of my block, on 37th Avenue, surrounded by a fence to keep the kids out. But we had our very own weeping beech in my friend's backyard, across the street from my house, and that's where we hung out in the days before computers and hi-tech. It was like a big umbrella, a hideaway from the world.
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