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Georgia Ports dedicates centuries old oak tree

The Georgia Ports Authority dedicated a tree estimated to be 350 years old. The Georgia Ports Authority dedicated a tree estimated to be 350 years old.
CHATHAM CO., GA (WTOC) -

The Georgia Ports Authority celebrated Arbor Day.

The ports authority sits on a large piece of land that's covered in historic live oaks. On Friday, a plaque was dedicated to one of the trees to preserve it. The tree is estimated to be about 350 years old.

The ports told WTOC there are a couple trees that have been there for centuries. When the ports decided to buy the land and make it home to the ports, they spent time figuring out how to build around the trees.

"They asked me to come on board and walk the property with them - prior to the building being built and find some of these wonderful trees so they could place the building and the parking lot amongst the trees - without harming the trees," said Shannon Baughman, manager of the Dept. of Tree Experts. "Once that started, it kind of snowballed and we found more and more larger trees throughout the whole ga ports area."

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