A Remarkable deodar cedar

Tree Information
Common Name: deodar cedar
Scientific name: Cedrus deodara
Category: Champion (big) tree
Notes: This is a large tree, planted in 1874 (there is a picture of the tree as a seedling in a pot), located at Arlington House, overlooking Arlington National Cemetery and Washington, DC. Construction of Arlington House began in 1802 under the direction of George Washington Parke Custis, the adopted grandson of George Washington, as a legacy to the first president. Thirty years later Custis' daughter Mary married Robert E. Lee, the future leader of the southern army during the Civil War. The Lee's considered Arlington House to be their home. In 1861 Union forces took over the estate as the headquarters for the Army of the Potomac. Interestingly, there is an 1874 picture of the deodar cedar seedling in a pot, just before it was planted.
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Nominator: Kendell Thompson
Location of Tree
County/City: Arlington
Name of tree owner: National Park Service
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