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Frank Knight (Associated Press Photo)
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August 22, 2013 "I happened across this obit that is the story of Frank Knight and the mighty elm named Herbie. I was about 10 or 11 when the Dutch Elm disease hit Northern NY. One day the Highway Dept came and cut down 3 majestic elms that lined the Pleasant Valley Rd, a county road along which my dad's farm sat. I used to day dream out my bedroom window which looked upon those elms and a scenic view beyond. It was a very sad day. We still had 80 foot + maple trees lining the yard of our big old farmhouse on three sides, but I missed those elms. I always wondered if any elms in NY or the Northeast survived that horrible epidemic, and if so how many? Did more regenerate from seeds left behind? Sounds like Frank was a hero, a very loyal hero. Sorry the two had to leave us!" - Jane La Lone (Poughkeepsie, NY)
January 10, 2013 "What a wonderful and inspirational man. RIP, Mr. Knight, with your beloved family & your beloved tree."
August 28, 2012 "I love the picture that Peter Legge added. Tim & Carlene - Frank & Frances - - That's the way I remember the good times at Crystal Lake along with my Aunt & Uncle, Arthur & Mildred Austin. Both couples rented the Austin Cottage for several summers. I have such good memories of those great times." - Nancy McMinn (Gray, ME)
August 20, 2012 "I wish there were more people like Mr. Frank Knight. I read his story while looking for other information and although I don't know him or his family, I will remember his story and how he cared about that tree." - Carol Knight (Leesburg, FL)
May 28, 2012 "Frank ever since you arrived next door at Crystal Lake you were always kind and humble. You were a role model and inspiration to me growing up. I will never forget the great times with our wonderful extended family at Crystal Lake. Never a kinder and more thoughtful man have I known. Thank you Frank for all you have done to inspire so many.

Peter Legge" - Peter Legge (Cape Elizabeth, ME)
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Obituary for Frank Knight
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - Frank Knight's decades-long battle to save New England's tallest elm served as an inspiring tale of devotion, so it is fitting...
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