A Remarkable tulip-poplar

Tree Information
Common Name: tulip-poplar
Scientific name: Liriodendron tulipifera
Category: Historic tree
Notes: This tree, known as the Independence Tree, grows on the south side of the Bowling Green at historic Mount Vernon. It is believed to have been planted in 1780, as a part of George Washington's landscape plan. It was featured in a Parade Magazine article in 1976. A matching tree grows directly across the Green from this tree, adding perfect symmetry to the grounds.
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Nominator: Dean Norton
Location of Tree
County/City: Fairfax
Name of tree owner: Mount Vernon Ladies Association
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