The Liberty Tree

Photo of a Photo of the Liberty Tree, Originally uploaded by Robert Pollack.

On Saint John’s College campus in Annapolis, Maryland there was a great spreading tulip poplar tree that stood for hundreds of years until 1999. It was the last “Liberty Tree” where the Sons of Liberty gathered to talk about sedition. The tree was severely damaged during a hurricane and ceremoniously cut down.

2 Responses to The Liberty Tree

  1. marylou says:

    this does not help me with my project. at all

  2. Tim says:

    The original “Liberty Tree” was in Boston, and was cut down by the occupying British army. In response, various “liberty trees” were planted throughout the Colonies. This must have been one of those early examples of arborism and politics united. Thanks for posting the picture.

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