Morgan Tree of UT

Morgan Tree of UT

This large white oak sits on top of the famous “Indian Mound” on the UT Knoxville Agricultural Campus where thousands of agriculture majors have witnessed its location since around 1904. Following the passage of the Morrill Act in 1862 that established the Land Grant...
Wright Forest Natural Area #1

Wright Forest Natural Area #1

Wright Forest Natural Area is the only known example of an extensive white pine and hemlock pre-settlement forest, which originally covered much of the floor of Shady Valley in Johnson County. The forest is part of a working “century farm,” having been in the same...
Wolf Creek Cypress #33

Wolf Creek Cypress #33

Taxodium distichum In the mid-1700s Reuben Allen built a log house in the mountains of Cocke County that would eventually grow into first the Allen Inn and later the Wolf Creek Inn. The inn became the terminal of the East Tennessee, Virginia, and Georgia Railroad in...
Wildwood Stables Sycamore #22

Wildwood Stables Sycamore #22

Platanus occidentalis This impressive tree stands ninety-four feet tall and sixteen feet in circumference, with a crown spread of 165 feet. It was planted in 1864 from a sprout along nearby Daddy’s Creek near the Thomas Center home site. Center became the first...
Scopes Trial Grove #12

Scopes Trial Grove #12

The small Dayton courthouse became one of the most famous scenes in history with the 1925 Scopes Trial. The trial pitted the three-time presidential candidate and famous creationist William Jennings Bryan against well-known criminal lawyer Clarence Darrow and the...