Ash, White

White ash

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photo by Austin Kent

photo by Austin Kent

Beautiful tree, with its own courtyard. Nice to have a historic tree for the Historic Society.

Address:Albemarle County Historical Society, 200 Jefferson St
Common Name:Ash, White
Latin Name:Fraximus americana
Circumference:16' diameter 5.1'
Category:- Landmark
Best Seen From:Historical Society courtyard or 2nd st
GPS Coordinates:38.031698, -78.479901
Comments:Photos from the early 20th century showed this tree already towering over the site, when the Historic Society first opened its doors in 1921. The city's main library resided here before moving to the old post office building next door.
Courtyard renovation occurred in 1993, cutting into tree roots. Former City Arborist Tim Hughes said this old Ash has made peace with what has been built around it. In 2002, City of Charlottesville started treating this tree and a number of others, for Emerald Ash Borer, prolonging its life. Tucked away in its secret garden, now a World Peace Garden, this tree has a beautiful crown.