Doughnut tree, Fryeburg, 1943

Contributed by Fryeburg Historical Society

Doughnut tree, Fryeburg, 1943

Purchase a reproduction of this item on


This tree, approximately 100 years old in 1965, was then ravaged by Dutch Elm Disease.

Once a stately elm situated in front of Young's Metal Shop on Portland Street, this tree acquired its name from the curious loop in one of its branches. It had been a landmark for a century. Children and adults often had their pictures taken while sitting upon it.

In 1965, Harry Eastman had the "doughnut" stump cut down, treated, and placed on his property further down Portland Street.

View/Add Comments

About This Item

  • Title: Doughnut tree, Fryeburg, 1943
  • Creation Date: 1943
  • Subject Date: 1943
  • Town: Fryeburg
  • County: Oxford
  • State: ME
  • Media: Photographic print
  • Local Code: On display in the museum
  • Object Type: Image

For more information about this item, contact:

Fryeburg Historical Society
83 Portland St, Fryeburg, ME 04037
(207) 256-3001

Please post your comment below to share with others. If you'd like to privately share a comment or correction with MMN staff, please use this form.