Sid Patterson just might have had something to do with Oklahoma being Green Country. He planted his first tree, a cedar, in his back yard when he was 12, and it now stands 30 feet tall. As a founder and first president of Up With Trees, during the past 25 years he has been largely responsible for planting more than 13,000 other trees in 345 sites around town. A civil engineer who spent 26 years with Patterson Steel in Tulsa, he also served two terms as street commissioner in the 1950s, and two more in the 1970s. He and his wife, Beverly, will celebrate their 55th wedding anniversary this year.
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