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Gettysburg Battle Witness Tree Falls

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A honey locust tree that witnessed Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address, thousands of lives killed in battle, and shaded wounded soldiers, was split during a storm yesterday.

You can see from the photograph, the tree on Cemetery Hill had two codominant trunks which would have inclusions that probably weakened the tree. Since 70% to 80% has been damaged, it is not known if the tree will survive or not.

Gettysburg

Witness

CJ Rudy has wonderful photographs of the Gettysburg National Military Park.

Witness Trees

Photo by Alison Mosier Mills

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Written by smalltalkwitht

August 9, 2008 at 1:44 pm

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  1. Thanks for posting this! I’ve been following this news story closely. Let’s hope the tree survives!

    Love the picture by Alison Mosier-Mills! It’s really high quality and shows the tree from a cool angle. Does anyone know if Alison has a photo website?

    Thanks,
    Hannah

    Hannah

    November 28, 2008 at 11:39 am


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