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The 189th General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Section 15I: Liberty Tree Day

Section 15I. The governor shall annually issue a proclamation setting apart August fourteenth as Liberty Tree day commemorating the first public shade tree planting in the new world in the year sixteen hundred and forty-six, one of the trees so planted being known from the year seventeen hundred and sixty-five until its removal by British soldiers ten years later as the Liberty Tree, a Symbol of Freedom.