Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Michigan's Famous and Historic Trees
Is there a celebrity tree in your neighborhood -- or one that ought to be? If so, state foresters want to include it in an update of "Michigan's Famous and Historic Trees."
Many of Michigan's historic trees have been lost to old age, storms or disease since the book was last published in 1976.
Categories include trees associated with notable people, churches and religion, art and artists, early forestry and conservation, development of the nation, educators and educational institutions, music, science and culture.
Also eligible are trees of unusual size, age, form or botanical characteristics, or which have some distinctive scenic or esthetic association.
Examples already on record include the James Oliver Curwood tree in Owosso and the Republican Oaks in Jackson.
Nominations should include species, exact location, reason for significance, present landowner, photos and contact information.
The painting is by Laura Tasheiko