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Kinderhook in Columbia County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Fallen White Mulberry Tree

 
 
Fallen White Mulberry Tree Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 21, 2012
1. Fallen White Mulberry Tree Marker
Inscription.
About 1861, this white mulberry tree (morus alba) was planted across the carriage path from the large sycamore tree. The tree flourished for just under 150 years until an ice storm over this past winter (2012) caused the tree to collapse.

The National Park Service Olmsted Center for Landscape Preservation and the Rhode Island School of Design Witness Tree Project have joined together at allow students to learn about United States History by creating items out of the hallowed wood of fallen trees. Wood from trees that grew at other presidential sites including George Washington’s birthplace and Theodore Roosevelt’s home has been used in Witness Tree design classes. Soon, the wood resting here will be cut, milled and put to creative use by RISD students.
 
Erected by National Park Service.
 
Location. 42° 22.187′ N, 73° 42.256′ W. Marker is in Kinderhook, New York, in Columbia County. Marker can be reached from Old Post Road, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is located on the grounds of the Martin Van Buren National Historic Site, south of the mansion. Marker is in this post office area: Kinderhook NY 12106, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker
Fallen White Mulberry Tree Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 21, 2012
2. Fallen White Mulberry Tree Marker
. Marble Mounting Block (within shouting distance of this marker); A Bustling Household (within shouting distance of this marker); Farm Operations (within shouting distance of this marker); Fertile Political Ground (within shouting distance of this marker); 1849-50     A House Transformed (within shouting distance of this marker); An Agrarian Lifestyle . . . (within shouting distance of this marker); Lindenwald (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lindenwald and the Old Post Road (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Kinderhook.
 
More about this marker. A picture of the mulberry tree appears on the background of the marker.
 
Also see . . .
1. Martin Van Buren National Historic Site. National Park Service website. (Submitted on June 22, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

2. Biography of Martin Van Buren. (Submitted on June 22, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
 
Categories. Natural Features
 
Fallen White Mulberry Tree Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 21, 2012
3. Fallen White Mulberry Tree Marker
Fallen White Mulberry Tree image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 21, 2012
4. Fallen White Mulberry Tree
Fallen White Mulberry Tree at Martin Van Buren NHS image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 21, 2012
5. Fallen White Mulberry Tree at Martin Van Buren NHS
The fallen tree (seen at left) is located near the mansion (visible in the background) at Martin Van Buren National Historic Site.
Martin Van Buren's Mansion image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 21, 2012
6. Martin Van Buren's Mansion
The Fallen White Mulberry Tree marker is located just south of this mansion. The fence surrounding it can be seen on the left of the photo.
Lindenwald image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 1, 2010
7. Lindenwald
This photo, taken in 2010, shows the still standing white mulberry tree to the left of the mansion at Martin Van Buren National Historic Site.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 602 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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