A Remarkable Kentucky coffeetree

Tree Information
Common Name: Kentucky coffeetree
Scientific name: Gymnocladus dioicus
Category: Champion (big) tree
Notes: This is the state champion big tree located at Ellwood Farm, part of the Fredericksburg National Military Park. It was originally nominated by Frank E. McKeever; remeasured and photographed by Jeff Kirwan in September, 2006. The tree is remarkable for its location- the site where Stonewall Jackson's arm is burried. The Lacy Family, who also owned Chatham House overlooking Fredericksburg, believed that the Jackson's arm deserved a dignified burial. See also the recedars at the cemetery.
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Nominator: Janice Frye
Location of Tree
County/City: Orange
Name of tree owner: Fredericksburg National Military Park
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