Wood of the Wye Oak Available to Public
WHO: The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR), and Maryland State Arts Council WHAT: DNR invites the general public to collect remaining Wye Oak salvage for personal use. WHERE: The John S. Ayton State Forest Tree Nursery in Preston (Caroline County) WHEN: Saturday, May 22, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. WHY: In 2002, the Wye Oak, Marylandís official state tree, fell during a thunderstorm. The Wye Oak, estimated to be 460 years old, was the largest white oak in the nation and possibly the world. Recognizing its historic significance, DNR and other state agencies salvaged as much of the wood as possible. DIRECTIONS: From Easton, take Route 331 east to Route 318. Follow Route 318 towards Federalsburg. Turn left onto Gallagher Road, and drive 3/4 mile. The Ayton Nursery is on the left.
Posted May 11, 2004