- Associated Press - Saturday, October 31, 2015

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) - A transplanted centuries-old tree on the University of Michigan campus is thriving after a year in its new home.

The Ann Arbor News reports (https://bit.ly/1Of08ad ) Friday the 250-year-old, 65-foot-tall bur oak has responded well to each season since being moved about 500 feet down a pedestrian walkway last fall.

Marvin Pettway, the university’s senior grounds supervisor, calls the tree’s health “excellent” and the “first year a success.”

The tree is in front of the Stephen M. Ross School of Business. It was moved to make way for a $135 million donor-funded expansion of the business school.

The oak dates to at least 1764, 73 years before the university moved from Detroit to Ann Arbor and 60 years before the founding of the city featuring the bur oak on its seal.


Information from: The Ann Arbor News, https://www.mlive.com/ann-arbor

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