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Town seeks heritage designation for 70-year-old 'royal' oak tree; 'Royal' tree could get honour
The Independent & Free Press - Georgetown, Ont.
Author: Gamble, Cynthia
Date: Jun 29, 2007
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"I can't see any reason not to designate the tree," said Ward 2 Councillor Joan Robson, the representative for the area. "It's taken root and is a part of community, and I think we need to continue to care for that tree. It's has some significance in our history."

"It's such a touching story and one we should really celebrate," said Ward 3 Councillor Moya Johnson. "Someone should take it upon themselves to collect those acorns every year ... I think it would be great to have even more trees just in case something happens to this tree."

Photo by Ted Brown / Heritage Halton Hills chair and local historian [Mark Rowe] stands in front of the oak tree which sprang from an acorn in 1937 to commemorate the coronation of King [George VI] and Queen Elizabeth. Town council is hoping to get the tree, located beside the former Speyside School on Regional Rd. 25, a heritage designation.

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