WisDOT Should Replace The Janesville Bur Oak: I'll Donate
Since the heritage Janesville Bur Oak pictured below is to be cut down for highway expansion, and is said to be too expensive to move, why doesn't WisDOT - - with an assist from the DNR - - engage in a Bur Oak restoration program to remediate the loss and make a statement both symbolic and substantive about the importance of the Wisconsin environment, too?
The tree is 150 years old, so how about a 150-Bur Oak replanting in the area and statewide?
|Photo by Mary Ann Buenzow|
The costs would be minimal, and the public benefits immeasurable. I'll bet citizens or business would kick in. I'm good for the first $100.
Can't we get a little creative here?
Good guess this bur oak will be the source of many fine pieces of furniture for the Governor's Mansion.
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