The Charter Oak


Stan inspecting a young oak tree:

A Charter Oak seedling:
Charter Oak
The description on this plaque reads:
In 1687 when the King of
England demanded the return of
their Charter from the New
England colonies, the Colonial
Assembly hid it in a cavity of
an oak tree. This tree became
known as the Charter Oak. The
tree was blown down August 21,
1856. An acorn from that tree
was planted in Hartford, Connecticut
and this tree is a descendant of
the original.

more about the Charter Oak: Charter Oak - wikipedia
The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The next best time is now. ~Chinese Proverb
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