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OKC "Survivor Tree" doing well after damaged in wintry weather

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Posted at 1:05 PM, Oct 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-02 10:06:05-05

OKLAHOMA CITY — Officials with the Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum said crews completed debris removal on Oct. 30 following the ice storm that damaged the Survivor Tree.

Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum and Oklahoma Forestry Services crews worked on supporting the Survivor Tree as winter weather damaged it as it moves through the state.

The American Elm, known as the "Survivor Tree," survived the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing blast in the heart of downtown Oklahoma City, according to the museum's website. The tree now lives on as a memorial to the 168 people killed during one of the worst terrorist attacks on American soil.

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Crews said the Survivor Tree has lost a branch but they have propped up others in order to save them. Crews continued to monitor the tree throughout the winter weather conditions moving through the state.

Officials with the OKC National Memorial and Museum took to Facebook to thank the concerned citizens, saying 'We appreciate those who want to demonstrate the #OklahomaStandard, but please stay home and stay safe."

Officials said the Museum is back open and the Survivor Tree is doing well.

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