Wye Oak * National Champion White Oak

Wye Oak * National Champion White Oak (HM1HJ)

Location: Wye Mills, MD 21679 Talbot County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 56.363', W 76° 4.835'

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The Baltimore Sun declared the Wye Oak "a symbol of all that is noble in ancient and honored trees, ...a battered giant from out of the mists of history which still resides among us."
At approximately 450 years of age, the noble giant fell in a storm on June 6, 2002.
America's largest white oak, the Wye Oak inspired State Forester F. W. Besley to found the Big Tree Champion Program in 1925—a program later adopted across the nation.
To commemorate the Wye Oak's legacy, and to celebrate 100 years of forestry in Maryland, the Maryland Forest Service planted and dedicated this clone seedling at Wye Oak State Park on June 6, 2006.
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HM NumberHM1HJ
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Placed ByMaryland Forestry and Parks
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, October 16th, 2014 at 8:08pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 406349 N 4310604
Decimal Degrees38.93938333, -76.08058333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 56.363', W 76° 4.835'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 56' 21.78" N, 76° 4' 50.10" W
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Area Code(s)443, 410
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 14251 Old Wye Mills Rd, Wye Mills MD 21679, US
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