COLUMBIA — In March, Missouri’s largest bur oak tree, located south of Columbia near McBaine, received some expert forestry care in an attempt to slow its decline into old age. The tree is estimated to be between 200 and 400 years old. Now, the process of grafting is being used to propagate the state’s champion bur oak, also known as the McBaine tree.
McBaine bur oak tree’s DNA to be preserved
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