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big tree

photo of woman dwarfed by huge tree
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When Janet Buxton, her parents and her 11 siblings moved into a Kensington farmhouse in 1954, the sugar maple out front was already massive.

Sixty-seven years later, it’s an institution, a national record-holder, and, as of Monday, now becoming a leafy memory.

“I call her the Old Lady,” said Buxton.