Danbury residents should be aware that a historic tree on West Wooster Street is slated to be cut down very soon (http://www.ctpost.com/default/article/Old-sycamore-slated-for-removal-5461391.php). This tree -- the 4th largest sycamore in the state -- does not appear to be unhealthy or directly endangering the nearby power lines. Katharine Matthies, a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, included this tree in her 1934 book, Trees of Note in Connecticut. According to Matthies, this tree was a "witness" to the British retreat from Danbury during the Revolutionary War. Hopefully this historic tree can be spared.