What have your trees witnessed?

For The American

The Centennial Witness Tree project is looking for trees that 'witnessed' Oklahoma statehood in 1907.

The purpose of the project is to find, identify, and log the state's oldest trees and to increase public awareness of trees as an important part of Oklahoma's heritage and future, according to Becky Durrett, vice president of The Tree Bank.

Trees eligible for the project must have an estimated age of more than 100years and stand within the boundaries of the state of Oklahoma.

Nomination forms are availabe by sending a self-addressed envelope to The Tree Bank, 16301 N. Rockwell, Bldg. A, Edmond, OK 73013 or online at www.thetreebank.org.

For help with identifying the species of a tree, contact the Forestry Services at The Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry, 522-6158.

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