Am 16. November 2016 wurde der Baum für die Lutherische Studentengemeinde in Lincoln, Nebraska in der Evangelisch-Lutherischen Kirche in Amerika gepflanzt. Die symbolische Adoption des Baumes übernahm Pfarrer Dr. Adam White, der anlässlich eines internationalen Seminars des Lutherischen Weltbundes in Wittenberg weilte. Er wurde begleitet von 19 weiteren Teilnehmern des Seminars, die sich für 2 Wochen mit der Theologie Martin Luthers beschäftigten.
Der Baum trägt die Nummer 394 im Luthergarten in Wittenberg.
On November 16, 2016, the tree for the Nebraska Lutheran Campus Ministry in Lincoln, Nebraska, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America was planted. The symbolic adoption of the tree was taken over by Rev. Dr. Adam White, who attended an international seminar of the Lutheran World Federation in Wittenberg. He was accompanied by 19 other participants of the seminar, who learned more about Martin Luther´s Theology for two weeks.
"As the Schlosskirche in Wittenberg was in the early 16th Century, Nebraska Lutheran Campus Ministry-Lincoln is a ministry serving a university. Our worshiping community is comprised of students, staff, and faculty at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. The role that college professors and students played in the origins of the Reformation resonates deeply with us today. Undoubtedly academic communities, especially students, have a central role to play in the next centuries of Reformation. Although the content and context of our theological debates have shifted, disputes of significance continue. The inquisitiveness and creativity of students is a gift from God to the Church. Mindful of this connection, our ministry is overjoyed to be part of the Luthergarten. This beautiful initiative is a living sign of the broad dissemination and rich vitality of the Wittenberg Reform throughout the world. Not unlike the Reformation itself, the Thuringian Ash that bears the name of our ministry undoubtedly has its roots in Wittenberg, but we trust that it will bear fruit in Lincoln, Nebraska."
The tree is identified as number 394 in the Luthergarten in Wittenberg.