Witness Tree of Richland Country Club #23

Witness Tree of Richland Country Club #23

Quercus macrocarpa This stately bur oak has witnessed vast changes in Middle Tennessee, standing just one hundred yards from historical Granny White Pike. Buffalo passed on their way to the Great French Lick in present-day downtown Nashville. Creek, Cherokee, and...
Carriage Drive Cedars #26

Carriage Drive Cedars #26

Juniperus virginiana The six large eastern red cedars form the old 1838 carriage entrance drive to the mansion at President Andrew Jackson’s beloved home, The Hermitage. The design of the driveway with its row of cedars was created by Jackson’s daughter-in-law, Sarah...
Bicentennial Oak of Vanderbilt #30

Bicentennial Oak of Vanderbilt #30

Quercus macrocarpa This large bur oak is the only tree on the Vanderbilt campus known to predate the university. A landmark throughout the history of Vanderbilt University, it stood originally on the 1874 farm of Bishop Holland McTyeir. It was recognized in 1974 as...
Battle of Nashville Oak #2

Battle of Nashville Oak #2

Quercus Muehlenbergii On December 15–16, 1864, the Battle of Nashville was fought on a 1,500-acre tract of land known as the “Noel Place,” the residence of Oscar Fitzallen Noel and Sallie T. Noel. Both armies of the conflict occupied portions of the farm: The...