Ardeth Wood's brother wants to clone the majestic oak named in her honour after

By Joanne E. Laucius, Ottawa Sun, September 29, 2017

Ottawa’s most storied tree is in perilous shape after about one-third of its trunk was sheared away during a fierce thunderstorm on Wednesday.

It will likely take at least a week before the fate of the Dominion Arboretum’s majestic Bebb’s oak is decided.

Ottawa residents have picnicked in the oak’s gracious shade and had their wedding photos taken beside its massive trunk, which bears a plaque in honour of Ardeth Wood, the 27-year-old graduate student who disappeared in 2003 and was found slain after a five-day search involving hundreds of volunteers.

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