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Trees that are direct descendants from an original “Johnny Appleseed” tree are now all over the state of Illinois. The Illinois State Historical Society offered these trees to local governments and the public earlier this year, and the trees are planted all over the state.


Gwen Podeschi with the Illinois State Historical Society says three of the trees are in Christian County, and many more are across central Illinois.



The effort to get the trees out is a part of the preparation for Illinois’ bicentennial celebration next year.

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