The Old Elm was known as the "heart of Pittsfield," as the city was laid out with the tree at its center. When cut down in 1864, the Old Elm was measured. In all, it was 128 feet tall and its trunk was over 29 feet in circumference. By a count of its rings, it was estimated to be 314 years old. 

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Jennifer Huberdeau is The Eagle's features editor. Prior to The Eagle, she worked at The North Adams Transcript. She is a 2021 Rabkin Award Winner, 2020 New England First Amendment Institute Fellow and a 2010 BCBS Health Care Fellow.