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