MORLEY -- A black oak tree in Morley is certified as the largest known tree of its species in the state by the Missouri Department of Conservation's Forestry Division.
Doug Sikes of Morley contacted the MDC about the tree after recently purchasing the field it stands in. Sikes said he purchased the property last fall because he wanted his family to enjoy the sprawling black oak that dominates the field.
"The tree was the one main feature in the field. I just really wanted the opportunity to have it, enjoy it and protect it," Sikes said.
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