P1060146 P1060147 P1110945
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Monticello (Google, OSM)
38.0103021765, -78.4533440787
Accuracy: 10m
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This is said to be the only Monticello tree that was alive with Thomas Jefferson. It receives no special plaque as recognition (the guide said "it's probably because it's so ugly"). The last surviving tree, a tulip tree next to the house, was felled a few years back. I'm using this book for the ID.

May. 13, 2012 09:58:01 -0400
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eastern redcedar - Photo (c) Alex Melman, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
muir's ID: eastern redcedar (Juniperus virginiana)
Posted by muir almost 2 years ago (Flag)
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From the book link: At the age of 83, Jefferson designed an arboretum for the University of Virginia. He wrote, "Too old to plant trees for my own gratification, I shall do it for prosperity."

Posted by muir almost 2 years ago (Flag)
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eastern redcedar - Photo (c) Alex Melman, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
charlie's ID: eastern redcedar (Juniperus virginiana)
Posted by charlie almost 2 years ago (Flag)
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The book Founding Gardeners is a good read about the Founding Fathers, native plants, gardening, and agriculture... they talk about Montecello.

Posted by charlie almost 2 years ago (Flag)
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Thanks Charlie, I'll look for it.

Posted by muir almost 2 years ago (Flag)
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eastern redcedar - Photo (c) Alex Melman, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
muir's ID: eastern redcedar (Juniperus virginiana)
eastern redcedar - Photo (c) Alex Melman, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
Community ID: eastern redcedar (Juniperus virginiana)
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