Oldest Tree In Virginia

Is the oldest tree in Virginia? If you know the answer to this question you are one step ahead of your family. I have some interesting and unique information about the oldest living things in the United States. The first historical evidence that I have for this came from a gentleman who is straight forward and did not want to have any more questions answered. He said, if you have anything that needs to be written or spoken about, you let me know and I will do my best to accommodate you.

I went to him looking for information about the oldest living things in the United States, and he told me all about trees. As we talked I could tell that he was a very interested in knowing more about trees, and the tree he was talking about was a Douglas fir. He went on to say he had seen Douglas fir trees growing in his own yard and he really enjoyed looking at them. I asked him if he could tell me how old it was. He told me it was probably somewhere around seven or eight years old.

I looked it up on the internet and to my amazement, there was a Richmond Times Article from back in 1985, which listed the city of Richmond as having the oldest tree in America. I did a little research and found that the tree could have been planted around that time. I also discovered that the tree that was at the bottom of the Coldwell Bank was registered at the time as the oldest tree in America. I could not believe that this Richmond Times Article had mentioned the Richmond Forest and it made me very happy when I discovered it.

I mentioned this to my good friend, Rob, who happens to be a tree removal operator in the Washington area. Rob told me about this, and I am going to ask him if he knew about this. I was wondering why this little rich town would have an enormous tree, wouldn't the trees just die out like other places? Rob said that I might have to research that a bit further, but he did let me know that it was a real tree. I guess it would be considered an old tree, although I did find that the roots were showing, but I did not check that out.

There are many trees that are listed in the National Register of Historic Places, and I assumed that this particular tree wouldn't be one of them. It would be interesting to find out though what kind of diseases the tree might have gotten over the years. That would make the tree worth more than it would be now. I wonder what kind of diseases it is currently getting? Perhaps it has just become too weak to stand.

I am going to go see this tree next weekend to take a look. I am curious to know what kind of diseases it is getting these days. Who knows if it is dying out already. The fact that I found this out, kind of puts my mind at ease a little bit.

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