Liberty Tree planted at courthouse


 Oakland County planted Michigan’s first “Liberty Tree” in a patriotic ceremony at the Oakland County Courthouse on Tuesday, Sept. 11, in recognition of the 11th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks and as part of Patriot Week activities.

The Tulip Poplar tree was grown from a seedling from the last original Liberty Tree to survive the American Revolution which was damaged by Hurricane Floyd in 1999.  

The Providence Forum, a national historical organization, salvaged seedlings from the original tree to grow descendants of the Liberty Tree to be donated and planted in each of the fifty states.

Photos by John Meiu