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Near Bethesda in Montgomery County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Linden Oak

- 1976 -

 
 
The Linden Oak Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jacob Nevin, September 8, 2009
1. The Linden Oak Marker
One of three markers.
Inscription.
Known locally as "The Linden Oak," this white oak tree (Quercus alba) is the fourth largest of its species in the state of Maryland and the largest in Montgomery County. How it came to be called "The Linden Oak" is unknown.

Recognized in the Bicentennial year of 1976, this white oak tree is more than 250 years old and was a seedling 25 years before George Washington was born. The tree, a symbol of the state of Maryland, is over 95 feet in height and has a crown spread in excess of 132 feet.

[Second Marker:]
Maryland Bicentennial Tree
It stood its ground,
survived the American Revolution and
continues to serve an appreciative nation.
Maryland Centennial Commission
July 1976
Maryland Forest Service

[Third Marker]
The Linden Oak
This oldest White Oak tree in Montgomery County
was saved from destruction by the
Metro construction in 1973 by Idamae Garrott.

A great champion of the people and of
the environment, Ms. Garrott served for eight
years on the Montgomery County Council,
eight years in the Maryland House of Delegates
and eight years in the Maryland Senate.
Montgomery County Department of Park and Planning

 
Erected
The Second Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jacob Nevin, September 8, 2009
2. The Second Marker
Maryland Centennial Tree
1976 by Montgomery County Department of Parks and Planning.
 
Location. 39° 1.335′ N, 77° 6.14′ W. Marker is near Bethesda, Maryland, in Montgomery County. Marker is at the intersection of Rockville Pike (Maryland Route 355) and Beach Drive, on the right when traveling north on Rockville Pike. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bethesda MD 20814, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Cemetery of the Bethesda Presbyterian Church (approx. 0.8 miles away); The Church that Named a Community (approx. 0.9 miles away); Bethesda Meeting House (approx. 0.9 miles away); Garrett Park, Md. (approx. 1.2 miles away); Garrett Park Waiting Room (approx. 1.2 miles away); At This Location (approx. 1.3 miles away); Walter Johnson House (approx. 1.3 miles away); Tree of Hippocrates (approx. 1.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Bethesda.
 
Also see . . .  The Linden Oak. Wikipedia Article on the Linden Oak. (Submitted on September 16, 2009.) 
 
Categories. Horticulture & ForestryNatural Features
 
The Third Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jacob Nevin, September 8, 2009
3. The Third Marker
The Linden Oak
The Linden Oak Markers image. Click for full size.
By Jacob Nevin, September 8, 2009
4. The Linden Oak Markers
The Third Linden Oak Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jacob Nevin, September 8, 2009
5. The Third Linden Oak Marker
The Linden Oak Markers with The Linden Oak image. Click for full size.
By Jacob Nevin, September 8, 2009
6. The Linden Oak Markers with The Linden Oak
The Linden Oak image. Click for full size.
By Jacob Nevin, September 8, 2009
7. The Linden Oak
The Linden Oak image. Click for full size.
By Jacob Nevin, September 8, 2009
8. The Linden Oak
 
 
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