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  • 1007. MP: Trees

    Several trees within the Woodlands are memorable because of their size and form. There are several large white oaks and tulip poplars, including the one in front of you. This tulip poplar received a certificate, as part of the Casey Trees Living Legacy Campaign, for being the largest tree of its species in the District of Columbia. Keep an eye out for others as you continue your walk. In 1935 when the park was transferred from the Office of Buildings and Grounds to the National Park Service, a survey showing existing vegetation was completed. It included the large grove of beech trees just to your right and noted the size of this tulip poplar as 65 inches in circumference at that time.

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