A Remarkable hickory

Tree Information
Common Name: hickory
Scientific name: Carya sp.
Category: Historic tree
Notes: The "Old Guard Tree" of Virginia Military Institute. The old hickory served as the cadet guard post location from the founding of VMI on 11 November 1839 to around 1900. The tree died in 1951 and was removed in 1954 to make way for a monument commemorating the role of the tree in early VMI history.
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Nominator: Keith E. Gibson
Location of Tree
County/City: Rockbridge
Name of tree owner: VMI
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