Silver Spring in Montgomery County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
One Tree's Life
Life is sprouting from the rotting tree trunk - seedlings and fungus have found a home.
1892 - John Muir founded the Sierra Club
1905 - U.S. Forestry Service formed by Theodore Roosevelt
1916 - U.S. Congress creates the National Park Service
1930 - World population estimated at 2 billion
1933 - F.D. Roosevelt established Civilian Conservation Corps
1940 - First color television invented
1954 - First McDonalds restaurant opens
1962 - Rachel Carson publishes Silent Spring
1969 - Man lands on the moon
1970 - First Earth Day
1973 - Endangered
1987 - World population estimated at 5 billion
1995 - This tree cut down
Erected by Montgomery Parks.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public Work • Environment • Horticulture & Forestry • Industry & Commerce.
Location. 39° 3.531′ N, 77° 1.981′ W. Marker is in Silver Spring, Maryland, in Montgomery County. Marker can be reached from Glenallan Avenue east of Heurich Road, on the right when traveling east. On the grounds of Brookside Nature Center. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1400 Glenallan Avenue, Silver Spring MD 20902, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Pond in Autumn (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Pond in Winter (about 300 feet away); The Pond in Summer (about 300 feet away); The Pond in Spring (about 300 feet away); What Happened Here? (about 300 feet away); The Harper Family Homestead (about 300 feet away); Conservatory (about 400 feet away); Formal Gardens (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Silver Spring.
Also see . . . Brookside Nature Center. (Submitted on November 9, 2017, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.)
Credits. This page was last revised on March 20, 2019. It was originally submitted on November 9, 2017, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 116 times since then and 7 times this year. Last updated on February 10, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on November 9, 2017, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. 3. submitted on November 26, 2017, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.