Witness Trees: The Heth Wounding Tree

2020-04-11T00:55:10-04:00December 7th, 2017|History|

There are numerous witness trees that dot the Gettysburg battlefield and numerous stories have been told with the trees playing an important role. One of these, while only a stump of a white oak tree today, is going to be lost to history very soon as it is decaying. Fighting swirled around the tree but [...]

The Battles of Fair Oaks and Seven Pines

2017-07-12T14:20:16-04:00July 13th, 2017|History|

Trees can lend their names to many things, from people to towns. It should be no surprise that they can lend their names to battles as well. One particular battle of the Civil War was given a different dendrologic name by each side. It was not the biggest or the bloodiest battle of the war [...]

Barns of the Civil War: John Best

2017-03-19T14:24:20-04:00March 23rd, 2017|Barns of the Civil War, History|

The American Civil War was the most violent conflict this continent has ever witnessed. Central to many of the great and small battles were family farms and their barns. While many of these barns have been lost to time some of them still exist today. While they will never be used for reclaimed wood we [...]