11 Jul Barger Reacts to L.A. County Board of Supervisors Initiating Landmark Designation for “Old Glory” Oak Tree
Supervisor Kathryn Barger issued the following statement today, reacting to the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approving her motion to begin the process of designating “Old Glory,” a towering, 58 foot oak tree located at Pico Canyon Park in Stevenson Ranch, as a Los Angeles County Historic Landmark.
“I’m very pleased we are moving forward to protect and preserve Old Glory. It’s a magnificent tree that means a lot to locals and deserves wider recognition.
Old Glory has demonstrated it has the power to bring communities together. It is a symbol of strength and resilience. It survived a quarter mile move in 2004 and earned a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records for being the largest tree to ever be transplanted on our planet. Weighing in at over 415 tons, this tree is a marvel to behold. Protecting Old Glory by designating it as a landmark ensures future generations will enjoy the wonder that this ancient oak tree inspires.”