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...
Orion Hill Cedars of Arlington

Orion Hill Cedars of Arlington

Alexander Donelson, nephew of President Andrew Jackson and grandson to the early TN pioneer, Colonel John Donelson, settled in West TN near the community now known as Arlington in 1830. Alexander was one of the first settlers in the area and he and his wife, Rachel...
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...
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...