By Bobbie Whitehead
With limbs stretched out like octopus tentacles, an old Bur Oak tree stands along the edge of a country road in Boone, Mo.
This Midwestern Bur Oak holds the title “co-champion” with another Bur Oak in Woodford, Ky., for being the largest of its species.
Photos of the old Bur Oak trees appeared in a National Register of Big Trees Calendar, a 16-month calendar featuring pictures of champion trees and published by American Forests, a national conservation organization.
Established in 1875, American Forests, a non-profit, has maintained the National Register of Big Trees since 1940. For more than 15 years, The Davey Tree