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Original big bur oak tree

June 30, 2009 | 12:01 a.m. CDT
The 350-plus-year-old big bur oak, which is planted on John Sam Williamson Jr.'s property, has such a strong genetic makeup that it has survived extreme flood and drought. The tree's superior genes make it ideal for grafting.

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