RESIDENTS OF MONTAGUE, MASS., ARE CONCERNED ABOUT A ROCK MAPLE TREE THAT PROVIDED A SHADY SPOT FOR POET JOYCE KILMER, WHO MAY HAVE BEEN INSPIRED BY IT WHEN HE WROTE "I THINK THAT I SHALL NEVER SEE A POEM AS LOVELY AS A TREE." THE HOSPITAL ON WHOSE GROUNDS THE TREE SITS HAS ANNOUNCED IT IS CLOSING AFTER 88 YEARS. "IT WOULD BE TOO BAD IF SOMETHING HAPPENED TO THAT TREE, BUT YOU NEVER KNOW WITH THE HOSPITAL GOING AND ALL," SAID SISTER MARY ROSALIE MORRISON OF THE SISTERS OF PROVIDENCE ORDER, WHICH OWNS FARREN MEMORIAL HOSPITAL. LOCAL HISTORIANS SAY THE GRAND OLD MAPLE INSPIRED THE KILMER POEM MEMORIZED BY MILLIONS OF SCHOOLCHILDREN ON ARBOR DAYS PAST.