YARMOUTH — Come Sunday, many people will own a piece of New England’s champion elm tree, nicknamed Herbie, which was cut down after losing a battle with Dutch elm disease.

The town divvied up Herbie’s 15-ton trunk and massive limbs among various artisans who gave him new life in dozens of items that are up for auction tonight in Yarmouth. The keepsakes include high-end furniture, an electric guitar, bowls, a clock and even baseball bats.

Money from the auction will go to the tree trust in Yarmouth. Tree warden Deb Hopkins says the money from the trust will be used to plant new trees.

Herbie lived to a ripe old age of 217. That means the 110-foot tree was a seedling in 1793, the year Eli Whitney created his cotton gin.