John Shanks White Oak of Jonesborough #25

John Shanks White Oak of Jonesborough #25

Quercus alba This giant oak likely was present when Jonesborough, the oldest town in Tennessee, was formed in 1779. The first written evidence of the tree is found in an 1884 land deed for Washington County where it is mentioned as a boundary tree. The giant oak is...
Four Seasons Ginkgoes #16

Four Seasons Ginkgoes #16

Ginkgo biloba Four large ginkgoes were specified in the 1892 landscaping plans of the grand and glorious Four Seasons Hotel in Harrogate. Originally designed as a health resort and spa for the wealthy coal and iron businessmen of nearby Middlesboro, Kentucky, this...
DeLap Cemetery Civil War Beech #14

DeLap Cemetery Civil War Beech #14

Fagus grandifolia During the Civil War, the 58th North Carolina Confederate Regiment was assigned to guard Big Creek Gap of the Cumberland Mountains, now the towns of LaFollette and Jacksboro. The regiment suffered greatly from diseases in the bitter winter of...
Commons Elm #11

Commons Elm #11

Ulmus americana Within the English Commons of the city of Norris stands this magnificent American elm. Planted by the Tennessee Valley Authority in mid-1930 when the town was built, the tree is over eighty years old and stands some 83 feet over the Commons. Norris,...
Cedar Lane Cedars #5

Cedar Lane Cedars #5

Juniperus virginiana When Knoxvillian James McMillan planted dozens of red cedar trees along both sides of his 600-acre farm in 1844, he never envisioned that they would survive to become a living legacy of the area. Only about ten of the cedars remain today, but they...