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#001 Willow Oak

DAVIDSON TREASURE TREES #001 Willow Oak (Quercus phellos) This Willow Oak is known as the "Delburg Tree". It was planted in 1939 to mark a property boundary between two lots on Delburg Street. It was planted by two brothers from the

#002 Dawn Redwood

DAVIDSON TREASURE TREES #002 Dawn Redwood (Metasequoia glyptostroboides) This Dawn Redwood is said to have been planted by Dr. James Reed, a geography professor at Davidson College. It is believed that he planted the tree with the construction of the house

#003 Pecan

DAVIDSON TREASURE TREES #003 Pecan (Carya illinoinensis) This pecan tree was planted shortly after the construction of the house on site in 1900 and was used in the victory gardens for World War I and II. Victory gardens were planted throughout

#004 Eastern Cottonwood

DAVIDSON TREASURE TREES #004 Eastern Cottonwood (Populus deltoides) There is no information on the specific origins of this cottonwood at this time. The actual species of this tree was however a common debate topic between Dave Cable and the late Pat

#005 Hackberry

DAVIDSON TREASURE TREES #005 Hackberry (Celtis laevigata) There is no information on the specific origins of this Hackberry at this time. Please reach out to Davidson Lands Conservancy if you have any information on this tree or the site it lives

#006 Sugar Maple

DAVIDSON TREASURE TREES #006 Sugar Maple (Acer saccharum) This Sugar Maple was planted as a seedling when the home on site was built in 1938. It once had a sister tree that stood adjacent but passed away in 2018. Statistics

#007 Willow Oak

DAVIDSON TREASURE TREES #007 Willow Oak (Quercus phellos) This willow oak and its sister tree (#056) stand over a home built in 1943, although they were likely planted long before then. There were three willow oaks that were planted by the Morrow

Gifts from the Urban Forest

by Dave Cable “The one who plants trees, knowing that he will never sit in their shade, has at least started to understand the meaning of life.” -Rabindranath Tagore, a poet, musician, artist and Nobel Prize recipient from the India. The fact you are reading this means you are probably already a

Davidson Lands Conservancy Earns National Recognition

Davidson, NC (Feb. 27, 2019) – Today, Davidson Lands Conservancy announced it has achieved national recognition in joining a network of over 400 accredited land trusts across the nation that have demonstrated their commitment to professional excellence and to maintaining the public’s trust in their work. “Accreditation demonstrates Davidson Lands Conservancy’s commitment to permanently

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