Steve Baumann  covers up hate on bur oak tree

Steve Baumann covers up hate speech on mid-Missouri’s famous bur oak tree Wednesday in McBaine. Baumann and his father, Gene, spent the early afternoon thoroughly smothering the trunk to temporarily cover the vandalism. “It’s not about you; it’s not about me. It’s about the tree,” Baumann said.

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