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Morgantown in Monongalia County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

Liberty Island Tree

 
 
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By Bradley Owen, April 30, 2021
1. Liberty Island Tree Marker
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This tree is an offspring of a London plane tree growing on Liberty Island or nearby Ellis Island in New York Harbor. These islands are home to the Statue of Liberty and a famous immigrant processing facility.

France presented the Statue of Liberty and a number of London plane trees to America as a centennial gift. A century later, the F.A. Bartlett Tree Expert Company collected specimens while pruning the old trees on both islands, then provided this tree to the Core Arboretum in 1987.

London plane trees (Platanmus x acerifolia) are hybrids of the American sycamore (Platanus occidentalis) and the oriental plane tree (Platamus orientalis). London plane trees, which may become quite large, are popular for planting in cities because of their ability to withstand air pollution, tree diseases, and heavy pruning.
 
Erected by West Virginia University Biology Department.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Horticulture & ForestryNotable Places. A significant historical year for this entry is 1987.
 
Location. 39° 38.796′ N, 79° 
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By Bradley Owen, April 30, 2021
2. Liberty Island Tree Marker
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58.667′ W. Marker is in Morgantown, West Virginia, in Monongalia County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Monongahela Boulevard (U.S. 19) and Evansdale Drive, on the right when traveling south. The marker is at the small visitor’s parking lot at the entrance to the Core Arboretum that can only be reached from the southbound lane. The marker is on the Guthrie Loop Trail. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Morgantown WV 26505, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Guthrie Loop Area (within shouting distance of this marker); Core Arboretum (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Core Arboretum (within shouting distance of this marker); Dawn Redwood (within shouting distance of this marker); West Virginia University (within shouting distance of this marker); Veterans Memorial (approx. half a mile away); Riverside Honor Roll (approx. half a mile away); Town of Granville Honor Roll (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Morgantown.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 12, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 11, 2021, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. This page has been viewed 44 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 11, 2021, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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Jun. 12, 2021