Hippocratic Oath Sycamore - VanHoose Education Center

Updated photos from May 2014, twenty-five years after planting.

This picture was taken in winter, February 2009, and hence no leaves.
VanHoose Hippocratic Oath tree
This historic tree is located at the VanHoose Education Center on Newburg Road, near the Watterson Expressway, in Louisville, KY and was planted in celebration of Arbor Day in April, 1989.

The plaque reads:
"Hippocratic Oath Sycamore 
(This tree descended from the one under which the first oath was administered to doctors on the Greek island of Cos, circa 400 AD.) Planted at VanHoose Education Center April 21, 1989 Jefferson County Board of Education Donald W. Ingwerson, ED. D., Superintendent
Tree furnished by:
Theodore R. Klein & Stan W. Lemaster"

Hippocratic Oath tree plaque
The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The next best time is now. ~Chinese Proverb
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