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Oliver honored with tree naming

By Robert Proctor

The Cuero Record

Nearly seven months after the Cuero Tree Board initially planned their fourth tree naming, as part of the “Trees in the Street” campaign, they were able to unveil the tree and honoree. Last Tuesday, Nov. 17, Robert Oliver, a local philanthropist, was surprised with the tree at 400 N. Terrell being named for him.

“It’s extremely meaningful,” Oliver said. “I was totally surprised by the fact that this board would want to name a tree for me.”

Well before Oliver even begain some of his more noticeable restoration efforts in Cuero and DeWitt County, he took the time to plant, nurture and water dozens of oak trees at Hillside Cemetery. He has also planted groves of oak trees on his ranch in Cheapside, while taking time to beautify his properties on the main roads of Cuero.

With this tree being just behind the Chisholm Trail Heritage Museum, where Oliver is the board chairman, it was all the more significant.

“I’ve just been real happy that through the museum we could bring investment into the area and beautify it,” Oliver said of the area surronding the museum.

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