Losing a “Witness Tree” in Philadelphia

“Witness trees” in the modern landscape are so-called because they were standing at the time of key historical events. Recently, a witness tree in Philadelphia’s Laurel Hill Cemetery was taken down due to its deteriorating condition.

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A 160-year-old tree in Philadelphia's Laurel Hill Cemetery that sheltered famous visitors including presidents and Civil War generals has been felled

The Associated Press

May 28, 2016