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Emmitsburg in Frederick County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

White Ash Tree

 
 
White Ash Tree Marker Photo, Click for full size
By F. Robby, May 11, 2009
1. White Ash Tree Marker
Inscription. The tree was a Maryland State Champion White Ash approximately 175 years old when on July 10, 2001 a storm with tornado-like winds took off one of the major limbs and decay was discovered inside the remaining limbs.

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources and the Antietam Tree Company examined the tree and recommended removal due to the tree being structurally unsound and an appreciable hazard to life and property.
 
Location. 39° 41.684′ N, 77° 19.6′ W. Marker is in Emmitsburg, Maryland, in Frederick County. Marker can be reached from Seton Avenue (Business U.S. 15) 0.6 miles from Main Street (Maryland Route 140) when traveling south. Click for map. Monument is located on the grounds of FEMA's National Emergency Training Center. Marker is in this post office area: Emmitsburg MD 21727, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. "To Lift a Nation" (within shouting distance of this marker); Fallen Firefighters Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); The White House (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Site of St. Joseph's College (approx. 0.2 miles away); St. Elizabeth Ann Seton
White Ash Tree Photo, Click for full size
By F. Robby, May 11, 2009
2. White Ash Tree
Closeup of marker showing the tree before its removal. Moisture has seeped between the sign and its protective cover.
(approx. 0.2 miles away); St. Joseph's Valley Camp (approx. 0.3 miles away); Daughters of Charity (approx. 0.3 miles away); Gen. John F. Reynolds (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Emmitsburg.
 
Categories. Horticulture & ForestryNatural Features
 
White Ash Tree Marker Photo, Click for full size
By F. Robby, May 11, 2009
3. White Ash Tree Marker
The "To Lift a Nation" monument to the 9/11 firefighters can be seen in the background.
White Ash Tree Stump Photo, Click for full size
By F. Robby, May 11, 2009
4. White Ash Tree Stump
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 2,109 times since then and 75 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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