The buckeye is a tree that George Washington discovered in Kanawah County, West Virginia, bringing seeds back to Mount Vernon in 1784. It is believed that George Washington sowed the seeds in box frames in front of his greenhouse.
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George Washington - Mount Vernon
George Washington was the first President of the United States, the Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War, and one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. Washington was also a horticulturist, farmer and landscape designer at heart. American Heritage Trees is honored to be working with Mount Vernon in the collection of seeds and propagation of several trees, including Tulip Poplar, Sycamore, Red Maple, Magnolia, and Yellow Buckeye.Read More