There's a huge, spreading, 350 yr old plus white oak in McMinnville, Tennessee with a legend. It was known to the early pioneers, and it's now a state landmark tree. Listen to its story told by Warren County Historian Jimmy Haley, and former state urban forester Tom Simpson. Come along and discover the Birthing Tree through the eyes of a real pioneer family.
Warren County, TN
former East Tennessee Regional Urban Forester
Department of Agriculture, Division of Forestry
David Still, II
Special thanks to:
Cheryl Watson Mingle
Dana Phillips Sorrentino
Diccon Lee, www.deeleetree.com
Dahn Hiuni, www.dahnhiuni.com/home
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