St. John's College kept a portion of
the branches of the tree. However, many of the oldest branches
and slab sections from the trunk were hauled away to three different
landfills, one in Maryland and two in Virginia. Sadly, all of
the wood that went to the landfill in Millersville, Maryland was ground
up into mulch. The wood that was recovered from the two sites
in Virginia was obtained through the efforts and prayers of many people
over a month's time. The cost to purchase, recover, transport,
and care of this ancient wood has been tremendous ranging in the thousands
At this point we would like for people
to be able to purchase pieces ranging from fist size to 300 pounds,
in both sale and auction format. A great portion of the proceeds
from these sales will go toward Christian ministries.
We would also like to get feedback, comments,
and ideas on what to do with the largest sections, one up to 1800 pounds.
We have only a few branch sections, but mostly slab pieces from the
oldest part of the tree, the trunk. Some of these slabs are pieces
from the outer core of this massive tree and are up to 20 inches thick.
This is viable, workable wood of various lengths and widths. Each
piece possessing it's own beauty and uniqueness. From woodworking
and sculpting, to museum displays and collectors, the possibilities
Thank you for your interest, we are encouraged
by those who have contacted us with ideas. There seems to be many
who truly care about the destiny of our Nation's last Liberty Tree.
To contact us please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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