George Washington Memorial Tree on the Mount Vernon Trail

The Mount Vernon Trail is now featured on Atlas Obscura which is a website that catalogs unusual and obscure travel destinations. The article highlights a tree on the MVT that was planted in 1932 to celebrate the bicentennial of George Washington’s birth in 1732. The tree was planted as part of a larger effort by the American Tree Association to create “Ten million monuments to a great man!”. Check out the tree the next time you are on the Mount Vernon Trail. It is located slightly north of Collingwood Road. You can also view it here on Google street view. 

The Friends of the Mount Vernon Trail needs your help to continue improving the trail. Sign up for a volunteer trail improvement event or Donate to Friends of the Mount Vernon Trail to help us purchase tools and supplies.

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