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Description:
This waymark category is for individual, historic trees. An historic tree is one that was witness to an historic event, or maybe it was planted by, or otherwise directly associated with a famous historic figure. It will usually be marked by some form of plaque, noting its significance. The fact that a tree has a plaque however does not necessarily make it eligible for this category. Trees planted in honor of an historic figure, event or as a memorial will not be considered for this category.
Expanded Description:
Historic trees are trees that have been a witness to an historic event, or directly associated with a famous historic figure.

Perhaps the tree was planted by Johnny Appleseed, or an important treaty was signed under it, or it is the subject of a famous painting, or photo.

Historic trees must be directly associated with a real event or person and are usually marked with a plaque noting the history behind the tree. Legends and apocryphal stories do not qualify.

Historic trees are not trees that are notable simply because of their size or age. Those trees should be listed in the Exceptional Trees category.

Also, "Moon Trees" are not historic per se and should be listed in the Moon Tree category. Trees planted in honor of an historic figure, or as a memorial also will not be considered for this category. There must be a direct association with an historic event or person.

Finally the descendents of historic trees (scion trees) are not eligible.

Instructions for Posting a Historic Trees Waymark:
To be eligible for listing, the tree needs to be alive (no stumps or preserved sections) and there should be a plaque at the site commemorating the history behind the tree.

In lieu of a plaque, a link to a website documenting the history behind the tree would be acceptable.

An original photo of the tree and plaque (if available) must be included with the listing.

Historic trees are not trees that are notable simply because of their size or age. Those trees should be listed in the Exceptional Trees category. Also, "Moon Trees" are not historic per se and should be listed in the Moon Tree category.

Instructions for Visiting a Waymark in this Category:
To log this waymark you must visit the site and post an original photo of the tree. Photos taken off the web, or from other sources are not acceptable.
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Image for Centennial Tree - San Francisco, CAview gallery

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Historic TreesCentennial Tree - San Francisco, CA

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A tree in the Presidio marking the 100th anniversary of the US Independence.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

location: California

date approved: 11/11/2014

last visited: never

Image for El Palo Alto - Palo Alto, CAview gallery

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Historic TreesEl Palo Alto - Palo Alto, CA

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El Palo Alto is a tree dating back to 940 AD. At the base of the plaque is a plaque noting the historic tree, and as a campsite for the Portola Expedition Party of 1769.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

location: California

date approved: 3/11/2009

last visited: 12/15/2010

Image for Lt. John C. Fremont tree - Felton, Californiaview gallery

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Historic TreesLt. John C. Fremont tree - Felton, California

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Lt. Fremont camped inside the hollow base of this living redwood tree

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hotshoe

location: California

date approved: 10/5/2008

last visited: 12/28/2008

Image for Elena Soler Chaine live oak - Monterey, California view gallery

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Historic TreesElena Soler Chaine live oak - Monterey, California

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Magnificent California live oak in historic old Monterey

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hotshoe

location: California

date approved: 10/20/2008

last visited: 2/20/2011

Image for The Lone Cypress - Pebble Beach, Californiaview gallery

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Historic TreesThe Lone Cypress - Pebble Beach, California

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The most photographed single tree in the world, the icon of Pebble Beach

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hotshoe

location: California

date approved: 3/7/2009

last visited: 5/19/2014

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