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The National Mall in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Bradford Pear Tree

 
 
Bradford Pear Tree Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, November 20, 2013
1. Bradford Pear Tree Marker
Inscription.
(Pyrus calleryana Bradford)
An ornamental shade tree developed by
U.S.D.A. Scientists
Planted May 2, 1966
by
Mrs. Lyndon B. Johnson
Orville L. Freeman, Secretary of Agriculture
Va. & Md. 4-H Clubs
In behalf of National Beautification
Replaced May 2, 1987

 
Location. 38° 53.31′ N, 77° 1.746′ W. Marker is in The National Mall, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is on Jefferson Dr. SW, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1198 Jeffereson Dr. SW, Washington DC 20024, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Tree (within shouting distance of this marker); Steven Thomas Stefani IV (within shouting distance of this marker); Bald Cypress (within shouting distance of this marker); USDA Holocaust Memorial Tree (within shouting distance of this marker); Federal Grain Inspection Service (within shouting distance of this marker); Jean Hillery and Thomas Quadros (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Smokey Bear Blue Spruce (about 700 feet away); Enid A. Haupt Garden (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in The National Mall.
 
Also see . . .
Wider view of Bradford Pear Tree Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, November 20, 2013
2. Wider view of Bradford Pear Tree Marker
Unfortunately the tree planted in 1987 is no longer there.

1. Our environmental First Lady. (Submitted on November 27, 2013, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.)
2. Bradford Pear. (Submitted on November 27, 2013, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.)
 
Categories. Horticulture & Forestry
 
Mention of the original tree planting on May 2, 1966. image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, November 27, 2013
3. Mention of the original tree planting on May 2, 1966.
From the Pittsburgh Press, May 3, 1966, pg. 2.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 4, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 27, 2013, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 374 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 27, 2013, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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