White Oak

White Oak (HMXR7)

Location: Columbus, OH 43205 Franklin County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 58.013', W 82° 57.529'

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Quercus Alba

This "Bicentennial Oak" survived initial forest clearing to make way for the state capital development in 1812. In 1888 the tree became the hallmark of the most beautiful woodland boulevard in America, when William G. Deshler paid to have trees planted along Broad Street.

By 1922, traffic accidents, increased polution, and Dutch elm disease killed off most of the trees. The Bicentennial Oak has grown through two centuries of changes, from settlers moving across Ohio, to the age of automobiles and electric streetlights, to modern digital times. Analysts estimate the tree ismore than 200 years old. A probable lightning strike destroyed the central leader, or top of the tree, preventing further upward growth.
HM NumberHMXR7
Marker Number12
Placed ByThe Franklin Park Conservatory
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, September 26th, 2014 at 8:12pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 332709 N 4425918
Decimal Degrees39.96688333, -82.95881667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 58.013', W 82° 57.529'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 58' 0.78" N, 82° 57' 31.74" W
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Area Code(s)614
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1575 E Broad St, Columbus OH 43205, US
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