Wye Mills, Maryland: Old Wye Oak Tree

It was over 400 years old -- before it fell over in a storm. The remnants of its stump still has its official signage and occupies its own tiny state park. A new oak tree grows from the center of its dead predecessor.

Address:
14214 Old Wye Mills Rd, Wye Mills, MD
Directions:
Just south of Hwy 404, on the west side of Hwy 662/Old Wye Mills Rd, opposite some large metal grain silos.
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Wye Oak Jr.

Old Wye Oak Tree

This was the site of the largest white oak in the U.S. The 400-year-old tree was destroyed in a storm, but a clone of the tree grows in its place.

[Clinton, 08/01/2017]

An old historical marker and large, circular, fenced-in area calls attention to the crumbly remnants of the tree's mighty stump. Wye Oak Junior, a comparative pipsqueak, grows from the center of its dead predecessor.


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