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WYE Oak to go home? (Clippings).

An advisory committee looking into what to do with the remains of Maryland's national champion white oak, the Wye Oak, has decided the most fitting tribute to the fallen champ would be to put it back where it was.

According to an article in the Washington Post, the committee decided the 65-foot-tall trunk should be returned to tiny Wye Mills, where it had stood for more than four centuries before falling in a storm in June 2002. Residents had offered a range of suggestions for creating a memorial to the state's beloved tree, everything from toothpicks and mulch to a podium for the governor. The Wye Oak had reigned as the national champion white oak since AMERICAN FORESTS began keeping records of the biggest of each species back in 1940.
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Publication:American Forests
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Geographic Code:1U5MD
Date:Jan 1, 2003
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