It is hoped this tree will be the beginning of a "Living Library of Champion Trees." Living Libraries are being established throughout the U.S. to serve as genetic archives of the nation's biggest, oldest and best trees. The project is being undertaken to safeguard the heritage of U.S. forests as a legacy for future generations. The nation's largest Norway Spruce is located in Hamilton's Root Glen. The College has already agreed to participate in the Champion Tree Project by allowing its Norway Spruce to be cloned for future Living Libraries.
Following the planting ceremony, there will be a moderated discussion on how to design and plant a living library as a genetic archive to preserve national and state champion trees.