Some senseless jerk decided to cut down a 200 year old tree in Hamden, one that had been standing since the 19th century, had been featured in Ripley’s Believe It or Not, and even had a name!

The legendary Door Tree had stood in Hamden with it’s odd door like shape since before 1898, when it had first had it’s picture taken and spread all over the country.

Police determined that someone rolled up to the tree late at night on July 18th, took out a chainsaw and cut it down.

An arrest has been made and while we don’t know the identity of the person just yet, the question remains-

Why cut down a sacred tree that has been standing here for so long, just for giggles? It just doesn’t make sense.

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