A Remarkable white ash

Tree Information
Common Name: white ash
Scientific name: Fraxinus americana
Category: Historic tree
Notes: This is a large tree on Berkeley Plantation, an historic site that spans three periods in Virginia's history- European settlement, national independence and the Civil War. It is the site of the nation's first Thanksgiving in 1609; the home of Benjamin Harrison, a signer of the Declaration of Independence; and U.S. President William Henry Harrison. In 1862, Berkeley Plantation was headquarters and supply base for 140,000 Union troops under the command of Gen. George McClellan. President Lincoln reviewed troops here.
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Nominator: Berkeley Plantation
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County/City: Charles City
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