While one reader submitted her poem and images of the fallen tree, Wilmette-Kenilworth Patch is taking a reader poll to find out: what you think should be done to commemorate the 265-year-old tree?
Should a new crop of Wilmette Wonderboys be produced? A series of plaques be made to spread throughout the village?
We'll be running an interview with President Chris Canning tomorrow on the tree, and would love to tie in your thoughts as well.
Please let us know in the comments below or shoot an email to email@example.com.