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Connecticut State Tree:

White oak leaves in spring - click to see all state trees
White oak leaves are pink in the early spring for about one week before turning green (public domain image on Wikipedia). See All State Trees - National Tree .

The Charter Oak (White Oak)

Connecticut designated the historic Charter Oak as the official state tree. The Charter Oak was a white oak tree (Quercus albus) that fell during a great storm in 1856 at well over 200 years of age. It's memory continues as a symbol of the love of freedom that inspired our colonial ancestors to resist tyranny and demand liberty (read about the hiding of King Charles II's charter in the majestic oak tree on the state of Connecticut's official website. The Charter Oak is also featured on the Connecticut state quarter (pictured below). Illinois also recognizes the white oak as the state tree.

Connecticu's bicentennial quarter - click to see all state quarters
Connecticut became the 5th state in 1788 (see statehood order) - Connecticut's state quarter features the historic Charter Oak -
public domain image on Wikipedia. See All 50 state quarters -
All State Trees - National Tree .
White oak tree bark - click to see all state trees
White oak tree bark - photo by Jim Frazier on Flickr; noncommercial use permitted with attribution / no derivative works.
See All State Trees - National Tree .
100-year-old oak tree - click to see all state trees
100 year old white oak tree (Quercus alba) in golden fall foliage;
photo by© Bob Gutowski (Tie Guy II) on Flickr (noncommercial
use permitted with attribution / no derivative works).
See All State Trees - National Tree .

Source:
State of Connecticut - Sites, Seals and Symbols: CT.gov
Links:
All State Trees - National Tree

    

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