Back home there was a silver maple. Three stems with many branches after that. Had a tree service take it down. It was over 100yrs old, but must have been a cutoff/sprouts to start, because the whole thing was 7ft in diameter, and three seperate trees grown together. They saved anything a ft dia or larger for me to chunk up. The base - filled a dump truck, 7ftdia x 10ft long. They just hauled it away. Back in the 60s it was home to my tree fort. Of course I had to hit a couple of the spikes with the saw. Thing made over 5cord. Kind of strange seeing iron stains halfway into a tree over 100yrs old and realizing they were mine. I kind of immortalize old pictures of the place, with ancestors model Ts and such, and sometimes see hardware from that time period too. And think gosh what was it like. Yet it wasn't long prior.I got a call from dad, come over and cut up the huge triple tree in his yard. I had forgotten as a kid I nailed boards up those trees to tree forts we built. I found those nails, tore up a few chains.