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High Winds Destroy Original George Washington Tree at Mount Vernon Estate

Photo courtesy of George Washington’s Mount Vernon Facebook page

On Friday, March 2nd the high winds snapped the trunk of a beloved hemlock tree George Washington had planted outside the upper garden gate.

It was 1791 when New York Governor George Clinton gifted Washington the sapling sending it in a half whiskey barrel. It was considered the best-documented tree on the Estate, according to their Director of Horticulture.


Mary Wadland

Mary Wadland is the Publisher and Editor in Chief of The Zebra Press, founded by her in 2010. Originally from Delray Beach, Florida, Mary is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Hollins College in Roanoke, VA and has lived and worked in the Alexandria publishing community since 1987.

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