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Published July 21, 2013, 12:00 AM

Hauling the elm away

Workers use a front-end loader to position the main trunk of the Bertsch elm on a trailer for shipping to a Minnesota sawmill. After living more than a century, the huge elm succumbed to a combination of disease and drought. The tree’s wood will be used to make furniture for family members. (Ross Dolan/Republic)

Read the article: Menno's record-setting elm lives only in memory now