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Oklahoma's Champion White Ash
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Oklahoma Forestry
N 36° 45.407 W 095° 58.317
15S E 234693 N 4072011
Quick Description: Oklahoma's Champion White Ash since 2005.
Location: Oklahoma, United States
Date Posted: 9/29/2014 7:06:50 AM
Waymark Code: WMMJN2
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Dorcadion Team
Views: 1

Long Description:
Johnstone Park is the oldest park in Bartlesville, purchased in 1903. In the early 1900s, bathhouses along the Caney River enticed hundreds of people to come play and swim in the river below the dam. Today, the park is home to the Bartlesville Art Center, Kiddie Park and beautiful memorial gardens. In addition, the park also hosts the restored and relocated Hulah Train Depot, an early steam locomotive that used to transport Oklahoma oil in tank cars. The park also features an oil patch cannon that was used to shoot holes in oil storage tanks when they caught on fire and the first commercial oil well in the state of Oklahoma, The Nellie Johnstone.

Johnstone Park has four lighted tennis courts, a skate park and is home to Doenges Memorial Baseball Stadium. The peninsula area of the park has shelters, picnic facilities, a well-furnished playground, walking path with benches, restrooms and plenty of parking, including handicap locations. The walking trail offers great views of the river. A grove of historical trees has been added along with the identification of eight centennial trees over a century old. Each winter the park hosts the Festival of Lights during the Christmas season. A six-space RV park with electrical hookups and barbecue grills are available on the north side of the park. Thanks to (visit link)

Submitted to Oklahoma’s Champion Tree registry in 2005, this giant white ash has reigned as the largest of its species since that time. It is also listed in Bartlesville’s Centennial Tree Guide: (visit link)
Genus/Species: White Ash - Fraxinus americana

Height: 93

Girth: 13

Method of obtaining height: Clinometer

Method of obtaining girth: Tape

Location type: Park

Website reference: [Web Link]

Age: Not Listed

Historical significance: Not listed

Planter: Not listed

Parking coordinates: Not Listed

Walk time: Not Listed

Photograpy coordinates: Not Listed

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