Oak picked as nation’s top tree

LINCOLN, Neb. – Voters in the National Arbor Day Foundation poll for America’s National Tree have spoken.

From the first day of voting, oak was the popular choice of the voters. Another magnificent American tree, the redwood, was the second place finisher.

With nearly a half million votes logged, the oak received more than 100,000 votes.

The top five trees, oak, redwood, dogwood, maple and pine, captured 67 percent of the vote, with 33 percent of the vote distributed among the other 16 tree candidates.

Voting began Jan. 1 and extended to midnight April 26, the night before National Arbor Day, the last Friday in April.

On National Arbor Day, April 27, America’s choice for our national tree was announced. For further information see www.arborday.org.

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