DAVIDSON TREASURE TREES

#065 Deodar Cedar
(Cedrus deodara)

There is a photo of the Patterson House (the same single-family home standing today) from the 1930s and the Deodar is already standing taller than the house tonight. This is in the book, Davidson A History of the Town from 1835-1937. It is important to note that this variety of Deodar Cedar is not the weeping species but one with straight branches.

The Patterson House is now a bed and breakfast called “The Cedars” and it is the only bed and breakfast in the Town of Davidson. The Home was extensively renovated in 1916. According to the current homeowner, Tom Watson, it was renovated for a wealthy businessman’s second wife. Previous to this major renovation, it was a farmhouse on the edge of the Town, marking the beginning of farmland.

As for the tree itself, it was likely planted at the time of the construction of the house, but little else is known.

Statistics (2021)

  • Circumference (In.): 125″
  • Height (Ft.): 71′
  • Avg. Crown Spread (Ft.): 70′
  • Diameter Breast Height (In.): 40″
  • Total Points: 214

More Information

  • Year Recognized: 2021
  • Current condition: Good
  • Property Type: Private
  • Ecological Value: 
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