American Forests will sell you a live oak tree propagated from the live oak Charles knew as a youth at his school, in St. Augustine, Florida. It’s part of their “Famous Trees” program.
We looked at a lot of famous trees, including Austin, Texas’s Treaty Oak, and the Wye Oak in Maryland, for our son’s Eagle Scout project at the Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery, but utlimately found nothing exactly fitting. A school could have quite a forest of trees from Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, Dwight Eisenhower, Theodore Roosevelt, and now, Ray Charles.
Most trees are about $40.00. Will your PTA finance your planting a grove of historic trees at your school?
The Wye Oak, in its glory (prior to June 2002). Photo from Jeff Krueger’s Historic Trees Project, accessed May 12, 2007.