| America s Famous and Historic Trees From George Washington s Tulip Poplar to Elvis Presley s Pin Oak (Jeffrey G. Meyer) (Sharon Linnea)|
Like many residents of Jacksonville, Florida, the Jeffrey Meyers family liked to picnic under the citys magnificent Treaty Live Oak. When their toddler handed them an acorn from the tree, Meyers, a nurseryman, planted it in their back yard. That acorn was the inspiration for an immensely popular project, Americas Famous & Historic Trees, sponsored by American Forests, the countrys oldest nonprofit conservation organization. Through this program, Meyers and his volunteers have collected seeds from more than a thousand different historic trees, which are grown to sapling size in the projects nursery. The descendants of these famous trees have been planted on the grounds of state capitols, in schoolyards, and in back yards across the country. In this fascinating book, Meyers tells the stories of seventeen historic trees, describes their role in Americas history, and tells how their seeds were collected and their offspring propagated. For readers who want to grow a replica of an importantNurseryman Jeffrey Meyer founded the Famous and Historic Trees Project as a way of preserving and propagating the past. The project began after his son came to him with an acorn fallen from Jacksonville, Floridas Treaty Live Oak--a vast old tree growing in the spot where the Timucuan tribe sat for tribal councils. Meyer took the acorn home and planted it in his backyard. From that little acorn also germinated the idea of growing descendants of important trees, he notes. Americas Famous and Historic Trees tells the stories of various trees that Meyer and his cohorts rescued or propagated: oftentimes, when trees were going to be cut down, he and his workers headed off the bulldozers, rescuing the tree with their massive tree hoe. Other trees--like the Indian Marker Pecan in southeast Dallas--were propagated before they died. Some of the ancestor trees still stand in their historic places--like Elvis Presleys Pin Oaks on the grounds of Graceland. Chapters here follow the trials and tribulations ...
Price: 25.95 $Amazon / Brand: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt / Book
| America s Famous and Historic Trees From George Washington s Tulip Poplar to Elvis Presley s Pin Oak (Jeffrey G. Meyer)|
Price: 31.71 $Amazon / Houghton Mifflin Harcourt / Book