African treeFor the first time in his lifetime, John Sam Williamson hauled water this week for the champion bur oak tree that adorns his 1,000-acre farm.

Williamson, whose family has owned the land since the 1830s, released 850 gallons of water at the base of the stressed 350-year old oak Wednesday.

This is just the first of several soakings the tree will receive over the next few weeks.

(READ story, with photo, in the Columbia Tribune)

Thanks to Chris Cloud for submitting the link!

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