Wilmette's oldest tree falls during storm

July 12, 2011 2:10:30 PM PDT
Monday's storm took out a historic tree in suburban Wilmette- a 265-year-old green ash tree known as the Bicentennial Tree.

The tree was split in half during the storm and crews worked to bring the rest of it down so it didn't do any damage should it topple.

Village officials plan to save some of the wood and use it in a tribute to the fallen tree.

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