May's Oak Tree Ring Display - York Agricultural and Industrial Museum - York, PA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NorStar
N 39° 57.513 W 076° 43.857
18S E 352153 N 4424591
Quick Description: This tree ring display of a 290+ year old white oak known as Mary's Oak is in the York Agricultural and Industrial Museum.
Location: Pennsylvania, United States
Date Posted: 11/19/2014 8:21:12 PM
Waymark Code: WMMXBP
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
Views: 4

Long Description:
In York, within the York Agricultural and Industrial Museum, is this tree ring display showing a cross section from a tree known as May's Oak.

The display is within the museum's exhibit area. You do need to pay a fee ($15 for adults that is admission to all of the area museums in York).

The display is a cross section of a white oak. There is a multi-colored band across the face and a sign nearby. The sign states:

"May's Oak

This white oak tree was one of the oldest trees in York County. Known as May's Oak, it grew along North George Street in Emigsville, about seven miles away from the Agricultural & Industrial Museum.

May's Oak fell during a storm in 1997. At the time of the storm, the tree was approximately 293-years-old, with a height of over 60 feet. It had survived the growth and modernization of York city and the surrounding areas, and had also witnessed such events as the founding of York County, the Revolutionary War, and the Civil War. In 2007, then years after May's Oak fell, the citizens of Emigsville planted a new oak tree in remembrance of May's Oak.

The cross section of the tree is approximately 14 feet in circumference. The colored timeline shows the growth of the tree during various events in York County's history."

There are two other signs showing color-coded year ranges.
Website: [Web Link]

Tree Species: White Oak

Indoors/Outdoors: Indoors

Entry Fee or Requirements: Yes

Availablility: Has specific hours

Location Name and/or Address: Not listed

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