Doug Witt, left, and his niece, Laura Greenfield, gather acorns from Babe, a giant, centuries-old bur oak on Oakland Farm, which has been in their family since 1876. They grow and sell small trees propagated from those acorns and hope to expand to grow seedlings of historic trees from throughout Central Kentucky.
Doug Witt, left, and his niece, Laura Greenfield, gather acorns from Babe, a giant, centuries-old bur oak on Oakland Farm, which has been in their family since 1876. They grow and sell small trees propagated from those acorns and hope to expand to grow seedlings of historic trees from throughout Central Kentucky. Tom Eblen teblen@herald-leader.com
Doug Witt, left, and his niece, Laura Greenfield, gather acorns from Babe, a giant, centuries-old bur oak on Oakland Farm, which has been in their family since 1876. They grow and sell small trees propagated from those acorns and hope to expand to grow seedlings of historic trees from throughout Central Kentucky. Tom Eblen teblen@herald-leader.com

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Tom Eblen

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Tom Eblen is a columnist for the Lexington Herald-Leader who writes about life, people and issues in Lexington and Kentucky. A Lexington native, Eblen was the Herald-Leader's managing editor from 1998 to 2008.