In 1977, I backpacked through Northern Europe and one of the most interesting places I visitied was Glastonbury, in England. There, it is said that St. Joseph was on a pilgrimage to spread Christianity and he planted his staff in the ground. Legend has it that the staff sprouted and became a tree, called the Glastonburg Thorn. It could be seen from its home atop a hill all across town.
Now I discover that the tree was chopped down several years ago. What a shock, and terrible act of vandelism. I wonder now what has been done.