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OKC park gifting Gathering Place a survivor tree

Posted at 6:58 AM, Nov 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-08 08:21:31-05

TULSA — Two parks in Oklahoma are being united through nature.

One of Oklahoma City’s newest attractions, Scissortail Park, is gifting Gathering Place with a special tree to commemorate the Oklahoma City bombing.

Before Scissortail Park opened in April, Gathering place gifted them with a cottonwood tree.

Now it's returning the favor.

Scissortail Park is coming to Tulsa Friday for the special tree dedication.

The park is gifting an American Elm Survivor Tree from the Oklahoma City National Memorial.

Gathering Place Park Director Tony Moore said the gift is a symbol of hope and will bring a sense of comfort to Oklahoman's who remember the tragedy of the bombing.

"It has a sense of spirit, a sense of community, but it also has a sense of solace in a sense of comfort because it wasn't that long ago and we've not forgotten that incident," Moore said.

The dedication is also making history by being the first survivor tree planted in a community space in Tulsa.

It's expected to take place at 10:30 Friday, on the North Land Bridge Lawn at Gathering Place.

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