America's Famous and Historic Trees
Did you know that a local doctor kept his dead daughter's body suspended in the cave near Sam Clemen's boyhood home in Hannibal, Missouri? Or the tragic story of Andrew Jackson's true love? How about the fitting--if spooky--tribute the huge trees at Graceland gave Elvis after his death?
Yes, trees played an important but often overlooked role in the lives of many of America's most famous citizens. Even if you're not a tree fan, you're bound to be fascinated by the little-known stories presented in this book.
If you are a tree fan, however, you'll be glad to know that you can purchase and grow the immediate offspring of all these trees--from the front yard of Amelia Earhart and Frederick Douglas, to a sycamore whose seeds circled the moon.
Aborist Jeff Meyer has made it his life's work to protect and propagate the trees that are important to the life of our nation and her people. It's a worthy cause, and a really interesting book!