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Robert Siegel speaks with forester Stark McLaughlin, a forester with the Maryland Forest Service, about the falling of the Wye Oak tree in a thunderstorm last night. The 460-year-old tree, which grew in Maryland, was the oldest white oak in the United States. McLaughlin says teams are working hard to salvage as much of the tree as possible.

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