As you can see in this photo, the picnic shelter at the Ohio's Millennium Grove of Historic Trees has been named in honor of the man who founded the Millennium Grove, C. Duane "Whitey Coates".

A dedication ceremony was held on April 16th, 2022 and a video of the event is available here:

Details on the trees mentioned in the video can be seen here:

The Tree Commission had this cake made for the event:

"We love you Whitey and thanks for... doing it anyway!"

Barbara and Whitey Coates in front of the newly-dedicated shelter.

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