Cerdar of Lebanon Planted by James Madison

Cedar of Lebanon at Montpelier

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Photo by George Gray

The American colonists with any money and education, especially the presidents were, interested in botany and were responsible for introducing to this continent “exotic” plants from around the world.  These cedars were gifts to James Madison and he planted several at Montpelier.  This one survived.

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~ by Sandra Lynn Gray on August 16, 2007.

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