I love this tree. It stands southwest of the Washington Monument, just inside the haha wall and beside the path that ascends to the plaza and obelisk. (Before the renovation of the grounds, a path went straight down from the plaza, winding around the tree as it descended to the foot of the hill.) It’s a favorite play area for kids visiting the Monument, tourist and local alike, and wedding photographers like it for local post-nuptial shoots. Yet I know so little about the Monument Tree: what kind of tree is it? How long has it been there? Does it have a name? If it doesn’t, can we name it? What shall we name it? Can we name it George? Huh? Huh?
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