June 19, 2018
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Bath to get 2 saplings cloned from Gettysburg ‘Witness Tree’

The Associated Press

BATH, Maine — A tree that has roots in U.S. history is going to be planted in Maine.

The 15-foot Lincoln honey locust tree, a progeny of the so-called “Witness Tree” under which Abraham Lincoln gave his Gettysburg address in 1863, will be planted Monday on the lawn of the Customs House in Bath.

The tree is dedicated to the memory of Edward True II, who was chairman of the board of trustees of the historic Customs House building from 1978 until his death in 2007.

A second Lincoln honey locust sapling will be planted at City Park in Bath immediately following the dedication ceremony at the Customs House.

The two saplings were cloned from root cuttings of the original tree at Gettysburg, Pa., which fell in 2008.


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