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The Nelson legacy

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This informal map from the Nelson Collection shows the location of the sugar maple tree (Acer saccharum) sponsored by Gaylord Nelson and planted on April 2, 1973 to honor the State of Wisconsin.

The state tree of Wisconsin is the sugar maple.

A map of the tree's location in 2001 is shown below while the Capitol grounds were undergoing restoration:


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