Trees and Shrubs forum: Meet The Tree That’s Older Than The United States

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Name: Anne
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Xeramtheum
May 26, 2016 7:17 PM CST
...in a field in Danvers, Massachusetts, there remains to this day a living piece of history that bears testament to the durability and longevity of these early settlers. It’s known as the Endicott Pear Tree ...

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ShadyGreenThumb
May 27, 2016 11:39 AM CST
VERY cool story of a tree and its endurance. Sort of like the First Settlers.
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Name: Anne
Summerville, SC (Zone 8a)
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Xeramtheum
May 27, 2016 2:20 PM CST
I'm stunned that somebody vandalized it!
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Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
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purpleinopp
May 28, 2016 7:06 AM CST
Old trees are fascinating! So many of them were cut down during the days of "settlers and pioneers."

Here's a couple more. "The Old Senator," a live oak in St. Augustine, FL:
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Another live oak in Geneva, AL, a much bigger tree than the Old Senator, especially in trunk circumference and canopy spread:
http://www.cityofgeneva.com/#!...
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