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Storm uproots centuries-old tree in Carroll County

Friday - 6/14/2013, 2:34am  ET

WESTMINSTER, Md. (AP) -- The severe line of storms that hit the Mid-Atlantic has claimed an unusual casualty: a centuries-old tree.

Donna Sizemore tells The Carroll County Times (http://bit.ly/16kqBud ) that a roughly 380-year-old white oak tree was uprooted on her property during the Thursday morning storm.

The tree stood 91 feet tall and was part of the Maryland Big Tree Program.

Sizemore, who lives south of Westminster, says she could have been killed had the tree fallen the other way onto her home.

It was last measured in 2008 at 14 feet 3 inches in circumference, with a 99-foot spread of its top branches.

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Information from: Carroll County Times of Westminster, Md., http://www.carrollcounty.com/


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