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Program honors historic, unique trees in Urbana

Program honors historic, unique trees in Urbana

February 9, 2015

As impassioned Bostonians cast their tea into the Boston Harbor in 1773, over 1,000 miles to the west, a tiny sapling was beginning to grow in Urbana. This tree, a bur oak at the corner of Main and Maple streets in Urbana, is one of the oldest trees in the city — though it is not alone.  Urbana is hom...