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.

14214 Old Wye Mills Rd, Wye Mills, MD
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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