When Anne Shirley returns from Redmond College after graduating, she notices that the tree is missing. Marilla Cuthbert reveals that the tree, due to internal rotting, had been blown down by a big gale in the March before Anne's return.
Short story appearances
- Further Chronicles of Avonlea
- "The Little Brown Book of Miss Emily" (mentioned only)
- ↑ Anne of the Island, Chapter 34 - Deals with Weddings
"What has happened to the old Snow Queen, Marilla?"
"Oh, I knew you'd feel bad over that," said Marilla. "I felt bad myself. That tree was there ever since I was a young girl. It blew down in the big gale we had in March. It was rotten at the core."