This Old Tree

The Birthing Tree

February 27, 2023 Doug Still Season 1 Episode 11
This Old Tree
The Birthing Tree
Show Notes

There's a huge, spreading, 350 yr old plus white oak in McMinnville, Tennessee with a legend. It was known to the early pioneers, and it's now a state landmark tree. Listen to its story told by Warren County Historian Jimmy Haley, and former state urban forester Tom Simpson. Come along and discover the Birthing Tree through the eyes of a real pioneer family.

Jimmy Haley
Warren County, TN

Tom Simpson
former East Tennessee Regional Urban Forester
Department of Agriculture, Division of Forestry

Consulting Editor
David Still, II

Special thanks to:
Gene Hyde
Cheryl Watson Mingle
Elizabeth Benton
Dana Phillips Sorrentino
Kasey Krouse
Josh Abrams
Michelle Sutton

Photo credit
Nick Kuhn

Theme Music
Diccon Lee,

Dahn Hiuni,

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