Trees of George Washington’s Mount Vernon


Since Washington’s time trees have been an integral and important part of the Mount Vernon landscape. The Ladies Association cared so much for the estate’s trees that they secured the services of renowned tree expert Charles Sprague Sargent who wrote in his 1926 tree report, "no trees planted by man have the human interest of the Mount Vernon trees. They belong to the nation and are one of its precious possessions." Renowned Horticulturist Dean Norton will speak on the cultivation and preservation of the trees of Mount Vernon.

WHERE: Roger Williams Park Casino, Providence
WHEN: Thursday, April 26; 4 to 5 p.m.
COST: Free
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