I have always lived in this neighborhood and never liked this gnarly tree. Always thought it was so ugly. It actually looks kind of pretty right now with the spring foliage. When I was a kid I used to walk by and think it was so fitting to have this scary tree in a cemetary and pondered as to if that was the intent when it was planted. (Actually, I would walk very briskly by. ;)) Anyway, the funeral home just down the street has the same trees..Coincidence? - I think not..