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Sycamore Tree Planting 2013

April 29, 2013 – Thanks to the efforts of two forestry professors, Virginia Tech’s sycamore tree will once again grace Henderson Lawn, which borders the town of Blacksburg, this time by way of its progeny with the same DNA.

On Monday, April 22, 2013, Virginia Tech President Charles W. Steger presided over a town-gown tree planting celebration with Blacksburg Mayor Ron Rordam on Henderson Lawn near where the original sycamore once stood. The 10-foot tree to be planted was rooted from a cutting taken shortly before the dying historic tree was removed for safety reasons in the summer of 2010.

Watch the video.


Cloning the Sycamore Tree


Planting the cloned Sycamore Tree

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