OKC Survivor Tree
Regular listeners to Growing on the High Plains may remember last September's story about the Survivor Tree that resides at the 9/11 World Trade Center site in New York City. This week we'll visit the middle of the country to talk about another heroic tree that survived the bombing of the Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City on April 19, 1995. Twenty years ago the tree was thought of as another casualty of that brutal and outrageous act. But today the American Elm stands tall and graceful, spreading its limbs to provide shade and comfort to all who visit the outdoor memorial. Join us to learn of the history and to pay tribute to this botanical hero.