Wye Oak State Park

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Wye Oak State Park
14214 Old Wye Mills Road
Wye Mills, MD 21679
410-820-1668
http://dnr.maryland.gov/publiclands/Pages/eastern/wyeoak.aspx
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The Wye Oak, Maryland’s State Tree and the largest White Oak in the United States, toppled June 6, 2002 during a thunderstorm in the village of Wye in Talbot County on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. Believed to be more than 460 years old, the beloved tree was purchased by the State Maryland in 1939, and was declared Maryland’s State Tree in 1941. The purchase marked the first time in American History that a government agency purchased a single tree for preservation. The Wye Oak was one of Maryland’s greatest living symbols and was older than the State itself.

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