Living Heritage Tree Museum - Storm Lake, IA
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member wildernessmama
N 42° 38.291 W 095° 12.289
15T E 319234 N 4722993
Quick Description: The Living Heritage Tree Museum, a unique outdoor classroom on the shore of Storm Lake.
Location: Iowa, United States
Date Posted: 9/9/2011 12:03:25 PM
Waymark Code: WMCHKG
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member J.A.R.S.
Views: 3

Long Description:
The Living Heritage Tree Museum, a unique outdoor classroom on the shore of Storm Lake.

If trees could talk, this outdoor museum speaks volumes. Sunset Park is accessible 24/7 but is best visited during the summer and fall. The Living Heritage Tree Museum, a unique outdoor classroom on the shore of Storm Lake. One of the largest tree museums in the country, this park exhibits nearly 40 trees that are associated with historical events or famous people. Documented seedlings and cuttings range from a descendent of the cherry tree that George Washington allegedly chopped down as a youth to the offspring of a walnut tree that the Wright Brothers flew over on their very first flight. There’s even a tree whose lineage dates back to one planted by Johnny Appleseed and another whose seed was carried on a trip to the moon on Apollo 14. There is no admission and parking is available. The park is handicapped accessible.
Arboretum address:
Sunset Park
316 West Lakeshore Drive
Storm Lake, IA USA
50588


Arboretum web site: [Web Link]

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