Bur Oak Dedication for Ridgway Bicentennial Celebration

Category: Uncategorised Published: Thursday, 20 June 2024
The County of Elk Commissioners dedicated a Mark Twain Bur Oak, an American Heritage Tree in honor of the Ridgway Bicentennial Celebration on June 20. This tree is planted on the County of Elk Courthouse Lawn.

The original Mark Twain Bur Oak, named the Liberty Tree Burr Oak grows outside the Mark Twain Cave in Hannibal, Missouri where Mark Twain lived. This Burr Oak was started as a seedling in 1721. It has been certified that Mark Twain played in that tree as a youth. The American Heritage Trees work with the Mark Twain Cave staff and collects seeds and propagate seedlings from the Bur Oak.

Our tree is from the American Heritage Tree Organization. The Bur Oak was planted on the Courthouse Lawn by our Certified Master Arborist, Tim Frontz. The County of Elk Commissioners are dedicating this tree in honor of the Ridgway Bicentennial Celebration.

Right to Left: Roberta Buehler, Chamber of Commerce; Tim Frontz, Certified Master Arborist; Commissioners Fritz Lecker, Matt Quesenberry, and Greg Gebauer.
Bur Oak Tree Dedication Hits: 162

ELK COUNTY

Elk County Courthouse
250 Main Street
P.O. Box 448
Ridgway, PA 15853

Elk County Courthouse Annex
300 Center Street
P.O. Box 448
Ridgway, PA 15853