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                                    PROCLAMATION

                                                      State of New Jersey
                                                       Executive Department

          WHEREAS, The Senate and the General Assembly of this State, while
     sitting as the One Hundred and Seventy-fourth Legislature, did concur in
     Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 12 resolving that

          "The State of New Jersey hereby adopts the red oak -- Quercus
           borealis maxima (March) Ashe -- as the State tree;"

     and
          WHEREAS, In the preamble to said Concurrent Resolution it is
     declared that the red oak is a representative tree of New Jersey with
     beauty of structure, strength, dignity and long life, that it is most
     useful commercially and enjoys great freedom from disease, that it is
     adapted to our New Jersey soils and is compatible with all native shrubs
     and evergreens, permitting lawn and grass areas to be successfully grown
     under its canopy, and that the fall color of its foliage places it
     foremost in our natural landscape scene; and

          WHEREAS, It is fitting that a proclamation should issue marking the
     aforesaid concurring action of the Senate and the General Assembly;

          NOW, THEREFORE, I, Alfred E. Driscoll, Governor of the State of New
     Jersey, do hereby proclaim that, by virtue of the concurrence of the
     Senate and the General Assembly while sitting as the One Hundred and
     Seventy-fourth Legislature in Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 12, the
     red oak --Quercus borealis maxima (Marsh) Ashe -- stands adopted as the
     State tree of the State of New Jersey.

              Given under my hand and the Great Seal of the State of New
      [SEAL]  Jersey, this thirteenth day of June, in the year of
              Our Lord one thousand nine hundred and fifty, and in the
              Independence of the United States, the one hundred and
              Seventy-fourth.

                                  ALFRED E. DRISCOLL,
                                               Governor.

     By the Governor:
            Lloyd B. Marsh,
                  Secretary of State.

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