Historic tree at the White House comes down

2020-04-11T00:55:09-04:00February 15th, 2018|History|

Late last year it was announced that one of America’s most historic trees, the Jackson magnolia that has stood by the south entrance to the White House, would be torn down. After a thorough investigation by arborists from the National Arboretum they came to the conclusion that the tree could not be sustained. It was [...]

Wooden nicknames: not always a good thing

2017-11-12T10:32:32-05:00November 16th, 2017|Barnyard fun|

Trees symbolize many things like strength and majesty. They soar above the heads of man, and for many years in the early days of our country our buildings as well. Given the uses that mankind has had for the tree it was sure to inspire a nickname or two over time but not as many [...]

The Camden Oak

2020-04-11T00:55:11-04:00October 12th, 2017|History|

Perhaps no town in what became the United States other than Boston or Philadelphia witnessed more of the American Revolution than Camden, South Carolina. Located inland about 125 miles from Charleston it was an important trading post leading into the wilderness. All roads in South Carolina seemed to lead to Camden. The Catawba tribe lived [...]