The school is 155 years old. The town is 175 years old. The corner in question (Magnolia and College), is roughly as old as the town itself.
There well may be a record of the planting of these trees.
I took donhunt’s comment to be a joke on the inability of obammy to produce his birth certificate even though the age of a tree that is at least 130 years old can be verified. Perhaps I am wrong.
Trees can be cored and rings counted. That’s how we know CO2 causes Gorebal Warning.