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Constable Nikov pulled a few branches and leaves from behind a police... News PhotoBranch,Canada,Collection,Falling,History,Horizontal,Human Interest,Maple Tree,Police Force,Pulling,Rescue Worker,Storm,TorontoPhotographer Collection: Toronto Star 2013 Toronto StarTORONTO, ON - JULY 20: Constable Nikov pulled a few branches and leaves from behind a police barrier on Laing St. at the request of the public wanting to collect a piece of history from the storied silver maple that fell during Friday night's storm. A falling leaf from the tree inspired Alexander Muir's 'The Maple Leaf Forever' poem in 1867. (Lucas Oleniuk/Toronto Star via Getty Images)