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Where in the Valley: New York's Smallest State Forest


This stump once belonged to a 110-ft-tall Eastern cottonwood that dated to 1699. In 2000, it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and became the smallest state forest, at 348 sq ft. Alas, 15 years later, structural problems led to removal of most of the tree, but cuttings were taken from it in hopes of propagating a descendant or two.

Where in the Valley is this once-towering timber? The first reader to submit the correct answer below will be named in our next issue.

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