Steve Gershem, of Walden Hill Woodworks, in Guilford and associate Peter Dickerson salvaged the persimmon logs from the wildflower- shade garden, earlier this month. The tree was initially damaged in tropical storm Isaias on August 4th. It was felled two weeks ago by Middlesex Tree LLC, Derek Babineaux, owner & licensed arborist.
The persimmon was found to be badly diseased at the core. The 3 remaining persimmon trees are to be re-examined.