Wye Oak

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Maryland’s Wye Oak was long recognized as the largest white oak tree in the nation. Its stately presence in the village of Wye Mills in Talbot County had marked the passage of time for many generations. Since beginning its quiet unassuming life in the 1500s, it had seen the fall of civilization and the birth of a nation. Native Americans believed to be the Wiccomisses, lived and hunted in the area. The Choptank Trail, which ran down the east side of the Chesapeake Bay, traversing the and from the head of one rive to the next, was near the oak. As it was a gift of nature, nature determined the big tree’s course. On June 6, 2002, the mighty Wye Oak succumbed to time and the elements as its massive trunk collapsed during a severe thunderstorm. At its end, the tree measured 31 feet 8 inches in circumference, was 96 feet tall, and had an average crown spread of 119 feet. The main bole of the tree weighed over 61,000 pounds.
(circa 1949)

Black and white print with embossed emblem, (unframed).
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