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This waymark category is for individual, historic trees. An historic tree is one that was witness to an historic event, or maybe it was planted by, or otherwise directly associated with a famous historic figure. It will usually be marked by some form of plaque, noting its significance. The fact that a tree has a plaque however does not necessarily make it eligible for this category. Trees planted in honor of an historic figure, event or as a memorial will not be considered for this category.
Expanded Description:
Historic trees are trees that have been a witness to an historic event, or directly associated with a famous historic figure.

Perhaps the tree was planted by Johnny Appleseed, or an important treaty was signed under it, or it is the subject of a famous painting, or photo.

Historic trees must be directly associated with a real event or person and are usually marked with a plaque noting the history behind the tree. Legends and apocryphal stories do not qualify.

Historic trees are not trees that are notable simply because of their size or age. Those trees should be listed in the Exceptional Trees category.

Also, "Moon Trees" are not historic per se and should be listed in the Moon Tree category. Trees planted in honor of an historic figure, or as a memorial also will not be considered for this category. There must be a direct association with an historic event or person.

Finally the descendents of historic trees (scion trees) are not eligible.

Instructions for Posting a Historic Trees Waymark:
To be eligible for listing, the tree needs to be alive (no stumps or preserved sections) and there should be a plaque at the site commemorating the history behind the tree.

In lieu of a plaque, a link to a website documenting the history behind the tree would be acceptable.

An original photo of the tree and plaque (if available) must be included with the listing.

Historic trees are not trees that are notable simply because of their size or age. Those trees should be listed in the Exceptional Trees category. Also, "Moon Trees" are not historic per se and should be listed in the Moon Tree category.

Instructions for Visiting a Waymark in this Category:
To log this waymark you must visit the site and post an original photo of the tree. Photos taken off the web, or from other sources are not acceptable.
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Image for Calvin Coolidge Tree - Camden, NJview gallery

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Historic TreesCalvin Coolidge Tree - Camden, NJ

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When the Benjamin Franklin Bridge was complete in 1926, the president and his wife were present for the opening ceremony. This tree, in honor of our president, was planted in their presence and still grows to this day.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: New Jersey

date approved: 11/4/2009

last visited: never

Image for Historic Buttonwood Tree - Haddonfield, NJview gallery

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Historic TreesHistoric Buttonwood Tree - Haddonfield, NJ

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This absolutely huge, pre-colonial tree is part of the tree brigade which line the store fronts of Kings Highway in historic Haddonfield. Its leaves saw first hand the Revolutionary War and shaded the troops.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: New Jersey

date approved: 4/9/2010

last visited: never

Image for The Pawling Sycamore - Valley Forge, PAview gallery

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Historic TreesThe Pawling Sycamore - Valley Forge, PA

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The Pawling Sycamore is located in the Fatlands area of Valley Forge National Historical Park.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Lightnin Bug

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 4/17/2009

last visited: 11/29/2009

Image for Survivor Tree, New York Cityview gallery

NENE126.5 km

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Historic TreesSurvivor Tree, New York City

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The Survivor Tree withstood the Towers falling on 9/11

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member ronjean

location: New York

date approved: 11/27/2012

last visited: 5/24/2019

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Historic TreesMorus alba White Mulberry - Annapolis, MD

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A dedicated tree at the William Paca House in downtown Annapolis, Maryland.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: Maryland

date approved: 6/22/2021

last visited: 6/22/2021

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