OKC Survivor Tree Finds New Home At Tulsa's Gathering Place

Friday, November 8th 2019, 6:42 pm
By: News On 6

Oklahoma City's new downtown park, Scissortail, is gifting Tulsa's Gathering Place with a special tree. Officials from the park brought an American Elm Survivor Tree from the Oklahoma City National Memorial.

A tree dedication was held Friday, November 8.

Park officials hope the tree will be a symbol of the Oklahoma standard.

"To plant this here, it's a symbol of resilience of hope and survival," said Maureen Heffernan, Scissortail Park CEO. "It will be a wonderful symbol of all of those things and how people overcame that."

This is the first survivor tree from the Oklahoma City Bombing to be planted in a community space in Tulsa.